North Korea Fires Another One Into Sea of Japan, Missile Launched From Region Bordering China

    Updated: July 4, 2017 at 12:27 am EST  See Comments

    North Korea conducted another ballistic missile test Tuesday morning, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff has said. The projectile, described by the South as an “unidentified ballistic missile,” was launched towards the Sea of Japan.

    “North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile into the East Sea from the vicinity of Banghyon, North Pyongan Province, at around 9:40am,” the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

    The missile flew more than 930km, according to the South Korean military. The US military tracked the projectile – adjudged to be a single, land-based intermediate range ballistic missile – for 37 minutes before it fell in the Sea of Japan.

    “The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) assessed that the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America,” the US military’s Pacific Command said in a statement.


    President Moon Jae-in, who was immediately informed of the incident, has convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) in response to the latest launch.

    “The meeting, to start at 11:30am, is expected to check the country’s defense readiness against additional provocations,” Yonhap said.

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