Launch of ‘intermediate-range ballistic missile’ comes day after it gave warning to Japan and US over new UN sanctions.
Yoshihide Sug, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, said the projectile was launched at 6:57am local time on Friday (21:57 GMT Thursday) and flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido before falling into the Pacific Ocean – 2,000km east of Cape Erimo.
It splashed down at 7:16am local time (22:16 GMT).
“Japan protests the latest launch in the strongest terms and will take appropriate and timely action at the United Nations and elsewhere, staying in close contact with the United States and South Korea,” Suga said.
The country can “never tolerate this repeated extreme provocative action”.
VIA: AL JAZEERA