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North Korea launches two more missiles in fourth test this year

NORTH Korea fired another two missiles today, according to the South Korean military, in what was its fourth test this year.

The suspected short-range ballistic missiles are believed to have been launched from an airport close to the North Korean capital Pyongyang.

Japan condemned the missile test, saying that it posed a threat to regional peace and security.

Tokyo has, however, been accused of the same after it signed a historic security pact with Australia that is seen as part of a US-led new cold war against China.

North Korea defended the missile tests, saying that it was exercising its right to national self-defence. 

It warned the US last week of a “strong response” to a new raft of sanctions imposed by President Joe Biden.

Pyongyang accused Washington of deliberately escalating hostilities through “provocations,” alleging that the US was intent on “isolating and stifling” the country.

China condemned the punitive measures last week and called for dialogue between the two nations.

Both Beijing and Moscow have urged the United Nations security council to ease sanctions on North Korea.

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