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North Korea missile "greatly exceeded" altitude of 2,500 km - Japan Defence Ministry
July 4, 2017 / 5:24 AM / 5 months ago

North Korea missile "greatly exceeded" altitude of 2,500 km - Japan Defence Ministry

TOKYO (Reuters) - The intermediate-range ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Tuesday “greatly exceeded” an altitude of 2,500 kilometres (1,560 miles), Japan’s Defence Ministry said.

People watch a TV broadcast of a news report on North Korea's ballistic missile test, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The missile flew 930 kilometres (580 miles) before landing in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the South Korean military and Japanese government said. Tokyo strongly protested what it called a clear violation of UN resolutions.

Reporting by Nobuhiro Kubo, writing by Elaine Lies: Editing by Neil Fullick

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