North Korea missiles cross Japan and fall in the Pacific Ocean – North Korea launched a missile across Japan for the second time in less than a month.
The unidentified inter-continental ballistic missile was launched from the Sunan district of Pyongyang. Quoted from CNN, Friday, September 15, 2017, the region is the location of international airports of North Korea is located.
The missile is expected to fly up to a height of 770 kilometers and cover a distance of about 3,700 km. According to South Korea, the missile crashed in the Pacific Ocean.
US Pacific Command said the initial allegations indicate that North Korea has fired mid-range ballistic missiles. Nevertheless, the Government of Japan is still continuing to analyze.
Responding to the North Korean missile launch, South Korea held a military drill that included missile launches. According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea, missiles can reach Sunan, the location of the latest North Korea missile launch.
Separately, South Korean official responded that the missile launched from the country’s east coast was a show of strength in response to North Korea’s latest provocation.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a meeting with the National Security Agency in response to the missile launch.
In August, the North also fired a missile across Japan. Japan considered the move to be an unprecedented thing.
The missile fired in late August was Hwasong-12. According to Pyongyang, it is a ‘first step’ of military operations in the Pacific.
The UN Security Council has repeatedly criticized North Korea for its actions that threaten regional stability.
The Government of Japan Issues Warning
The Japanese government issued a warning, known as J-Alert, for the North Korean missile launch. Because, the missile crossed Hokkaido land in northern Japan.
“The government asks residents to avoid any object that could be a missile debacle,” said the announcer.
But the Japanese Coast Guard said no damage was reported as a result of falling objects.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the launch was completely unacceptable and contrary to the international community’s desire to reach a peaceful solution.
“The international community must unite and send a clear message after North Korea is doing dangerous provocations” Abe said.
It added that “We must make North Korea know that there is no bright future for North Korea if he continues to do this, the Japanese Government will track the launch of the missile and take all possible actions to take.”