North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile, Japan PM Fumio Kishida Directs Precautionary Measures

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile, Japan PM Fumio Kishida Directs Precautionary Measures

New Delhi: In the wake of North Korea’s ballistic missile launch, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has directed officials to take precautionary steps and collect and analyse information on the latest development, news agency ANI reported.

The Prime Minister’s statement comes after his office announced Pyongyang fired a suspected ballistic missile without providing further details.  

As per the statement, the Kishida’s instructions are, “Dedicate maximum effort to gather and analyze information, and provide the public speedy and adequate information. Ensure the safety of aircraft, vessels, and other assets. Take all possible measures for precaution, incl. readiness for contingencies.”

PM’s instructions (15:35)1. Dedicate maximum effort to gather & analyze information, & provide the public speedy & adequate information.2. Ensure the safety of aircraft, vessels, & other assets.3. Take all possible measures for precaution, incl. readiness for contingencies.

— PM’s Office of Japan (@JPN_PMO) November 9, 2022

In another tweet, Japan’s PM office said, “North Korea has launched a suspected ballistic missile. More updates to follow.”

Meanwhile, South Korean military announced that North Korea has launched a ballistic missile towards the East Sea on Wednesday.

As per Joint Chief of Staff, the ballistic missile was launched by Pyongyang without specifying further details, Yonhap News Agency reported.

This comes after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), and two suspected short-range ones toward the East Sea on November 3, according to South Korea’s military.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that it detected a long-range ballistic missile launch from the Sunan area in Pyongyang around 7:40 am (local time).

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It further announced the two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) were launched from Kaechon in South Pyongan Province around 8:39am (local time). The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced that South Korea has strengthened their surveillance and vigilance, while maintaining a readiness posture in coordination with the United States.

“Our military has beefed up surveillance and vigilance while maintaining the readiness posture in close cooperation with the US,” the JCS said in a statement.