North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Saturday morning. The South Korean news agency Yonhap reports on the basis of military information that the projectiles launched from the eastern province of Hamgyong-namdo have arrived in the Japanese Sea.
Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya says the rocket launches are "a clear violation of UN resolutions" and that they cannot be ignored. He confirmed that the missiles were not a direct threat to the security of Japan.
Saturday's launch is the seventh North Korean rocket test since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in June.
On Friday a top diplomat from North Korea said the country is ready for both a dialogue and a confrontation with the United States.
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