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US doesn't view N Korea short-range missile launch as 'provocative actions'

The United States is aware of the recent launches of short-range missiles by North Korea, but does not consider Pyongyang's actions to be provocative behaviour, a senior US admin official said

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People watch a TV showing a file picture of a North Korean missile for a news report on North Korea firing short-range ballistic missiles, in Seoul, South Korea

The United States is aware of the recent launches of short-range missiles by North Korea, but does not consider Pyongyang's actions to be provocative behaviour, a senior administration official told reporters.

"We are... aware of military activity last weekend by the DPRK [North Korea] that is not sanctioned by the UN Security Council resolutions restricting the ballistic missile program," the official said on Tuesday evening.

The official characterized the launches as "normal military activity" by and added that they fell short of the "provocative actions" category.

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First Published: Wed, March 24 2021. 06:43 IST
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