US calls on North Korea to avoid fueling regional tensions

By REUTERS
September 5, 2016 21:19

WASHINGTON - The US State Department on Monday condemned North Korea's launch of three ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan and called on Pyongyang to avoid doing or saying things that raise tensions in the region.

"The United States strongly condemns North Korea's launch of three ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan ... Today's reckless launches by North Korea threaten civil aviation and maritime commerce in the region," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a written statement.


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