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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles, blames US for ‘escalation’

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Thursday and claimed its recent blitz of sanctions-busting tests were necessary countermeasures against joint military drills by the United States and South Korea.

As the United Nations Security Council met to discuss Pyongyang’s Tuesday launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan, North Korea blamed Washington for ‘escalating the military tensions on the Korean peninsula’.

The recent launches — six in less than two weeks — were ‘the just counteraction measures of the Korean People’s Army’, Pyongyang’s foreign ministry said in a statement Thursday…”

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