North Korean missile lands in Japan’s exclusive economic zone after 45-minute flight

Intellihub editor’s note: Military experts warn that a North Korean ICBM is now capable of hitting the mainland U.S.

North Korea fired a ballistic missile late Friday night, which flew for about 45 minutes and appeared to fall within Japan’s exclusive economic zone, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told an emergency news conference in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The latest firing, one day after the 64th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, comes only weeks after Pyongyang launched what it claimed was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching parts of the United States.

Friday night’s missile fell into the sea off the western coast of Hokkaido, according to an anonymous Defense Ministry source quoted by NHK. It appeared to have been launched from northern Jagang Province, around 60 kilometers from North Korea’s border with China.

Via Japan Times


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