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10:22 AM, December 21, 2016
Japan Did Not Share Info On Pyongyang's Missile Test: Seoul
North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile in August that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan.

South Korea claims Japan did not adhere to a bilateral intelligence-sharing pact signed last month, as it didn’t share any intelligence on Pyongyang's recent test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).

"We have found that the North carried out a land-based experiment on an SLBM, but there is no information that we have received from the Japanese side regarding the test," the source declining to be identified told Yonhap Thursday.

The source said that although the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) went into force on November 23, there should be additional consultations over how to enforce the deal.

Seoul and Tokyo inked the deal last month as part of efforts to counter Pyongyang's evolving nuclear and missile threats. Japan is equipped with a large number of intelligence-gathering assets such as five military satellites that can cover the entirety of the Korean Peninsula.

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