U.S., Japan, South Korea to share North Korea missile data

South Korean Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday that United States (U.S.), Japan and South Korea decided to start real-time data sharing on North Korea missiles in December.  

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Shin Won-sik in Seoul, and Japan’s Defense Minister Minoru Kihara joined the meeting online.  

Japanese Defense Minister said that the ministers discussed strengthening their three-way cooperation to deal with the “severe security environments” they faced. He also added that it was the first meeting of its kind for the three ministers.  

U.S. President Joe Biden, South Korean President, and Japanese Prime minister decided at a meeting on August 18 that they would share North Korea missile warning data in real time by the end of this year, according to Reuters.

The statement from the South Korean defense ministry said that the ministers also criticised the growing military collaboration between North Korea and Russia as a violation of U.N. resolutions, and also highlighted the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan strait region. 

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