Missile Launched From North Korea Lands in Japanese Waters
North Korea has launched another missile to its east coast, according to the South Korea military.
Based on a report by The Guardian, the launched missile landed inside Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone in Japan’s sea.
According to Yoshihide Suga, a spokesman for the Japanese government, the government is strongly against the launch to Pyongyang. Reportedly, there was no damage inflicted by the launch.
“This ballistic missile launch by North Korea is highly problematic from the perspective of the safety of shipping and air traffic and is a clear violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions,” Suga told reporters through televised remarks.
“Japan absolutely cannot tolerate North Korea’s repeated provocative actions. We have strongly protested to North Korea and condemn its actions in the strongest terms.”
The short-range Scud missile launched came from Wonsan, a town on the eastern coastal town of North Korea, and that it flew about 450km (280 miles), according to a statement released South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Moreover, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said that the projectile was a ballistic missile. However the news agency did not cite a course for the report.
On the other hand, the South Korean military announced they are still analysing what the secluded capital launched.
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