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Taiwan voices concern over North Korea's firing of missiles into sea
Central News Agency
2014-02-27 10:47 PM
Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Taiwan expressed concern Thursday over North Korea's firing of four short-range missiles into the sea earlier in the day in what appeared to be a military exercise. Taiwan has "noted the incident and is closely monitoring developments in the region," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. The statement continued by urging against any actions that could fuel tension in the region and called for work to maintain peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in East Asia. The firing of the missiles came just days after the United States and South Korea began annual joint military drills. North Korea fired four short-range missiles from a mountain site just north of the border with the South, according to media reports and South Korea's defense ministry. The purpose of the firing of the missiles was not immediately clear, though a report from Reuters noted that North Korea is known for using such missiles in its exercises. (By Elaine Hou)
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