According to various breaking reports, North Korea has launched yet another missile towards Japan, this time making it over northern Japan. The missile is reported to have launched from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.
U.S President Donald Trump responded to the missile by saying,
“The world has received North Korea’s latest message loud and clear: this regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior,”
“Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table”.
North Korea launched the missile over Japan early on Tuesday morning, according to The Telegraph. Tokyo issued warnings to the Northern region of Japan to take cover.
An official from the South Korean military explained to NBC News that the missile had been fired around 5:57 a.m local time on Tuesday, before flying for about 2,700 kilometers, reaching a maximum altitude of 550 kilometers (342 miles.) The missile was projected to have splashed into the ocean at around 6:29 local time.
Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister is referring to the launch as an “unprecedented and grave threat” to his nation’s security.
This most recent launch is being referred to as one of the most provocative missile tests yet due to the fact that it actually entered into Japanese territory, passing the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. As it stands, both the U.S President and Japanese prime minister have agreed that all options are on the table.