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Japan Gets Ready to Shoot Down North Korean Missile

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  • Japan Gets Ready to Shoot Down North Korean Missile

    Japan put its military on alert on Wednesday to shoot down any North Korean rocket that threatens its territory, while South Korea warned the North it would pay a "severe price" if it goes ahead with a satellite launch that South Korea considers a missile test.

    Ballistic defense units were deployed by Japan's Defense Ministry on land and sea after North Korea confirmed to UN agencies on Tuesday that it was getting ready to launch what it says it is an "earth observation satellite," sometime between February 8 and 25.

    North Korea should immediately call off the planned launch, which is a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions, the South's presidential Blue House said in a statement.
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