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ASEAN airs 'grave concern' over North Korea missile tests

Message likely to be reflected in chairman's statement on Saturday

CLIFF VENZON, Nikkei staff writer | China

MANILA -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday became the latest body to voice anxiety over rising tensions in the Korean Peninsula.
 
In a statement, ASEAN foreign ministers expressed their "grave concern over the escalation of tension in the Korean Peninsula, including the DPRK's two nuclear tests in 2016 and subsequent ballistic missile launches."

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