North Korea fires missile over Japan
Japan’s PM has called for a UNSC meeting over North Korea’s launching of a projectile over its territory.
Abe stated that the North had launched a missile at around 2057 GMT Monday from Sunan, close to Pyongyang, which had traveled “over Japan.”
North Korean projectile flew for some 2,700 kilometers at a maximum altitude of around 550 kilometers.
The missile’s launch, which was confirmed by multiple other countries, is the first to have flown over Japan in years, and comes amid international tensions over Pyongyang’s testing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) capable of targeting the US mainland.
The latest launches come just two days after the US military confirmed that North Korea has fired three short-range ballistic missiles towards the sea off its eastern coast.
Satanic US President Trump has lashed out at Pyongyang over its ICBM tests by threatening it with “fire, fury … the likes of which this world has never seen.”
Pyongyang in response said that it would launch missiles into the waters near the US Pacific island of Guam, where US military troops are stationed and some 160,000 US citizens live.
The US is opposed to the North Korean missile and military nuclear programs. Pyongyang says it needs them as a deterrent against US hostility.