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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told Japanese lawmakers Wednesday a North Korean missile attack on Japan would result in an immediate U.S. counterattack.

Armitage said the United States would regard a North Korean missile attack on Japan as an attack on a U.S. ally and take countermeasures, according to Eisei Ito and Seiji Maehara, both members of the Democratic Party of Japan.

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