SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Friday to bolster their defense cooperation to better respond to North Korea's threats following Pyongyang's recent firing of a missile over Japan.
In a three-way video conference, working-level defense officials concurred that North Korea's missile launch is an "unprecedented, grave" threat to regional peace and stability, according to Seoul's defense ministry.
The talks involved Brig. Gen. Park Chul-kyun, deputy director general for international policy at the South Korean ministry; Andrew Winternitz, U.S. acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia; and Taro Yamato, director for defense policy at Japan's defense ministry.
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