North Korea missile launch over Japan

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North Korea has reportedly fired a missile over northern Japan before plunging into the northern Pacific Ocean in the early hours on Tuesday morning.

The ballistic missile was launched from Hokkaido Island before crashing into the sea on Tuesday.

The Pentagon said in a statement, “We are still in the process of assessing this launch. North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America. We are working closely with Pacific Command, Strategic Command, and NORAD and will provide an update as soon as possible”.

The Japan’s Prime Minister has called it as “unprecedented grave threat” to his country.

Although, the United States and Japan have confirmed that a missile was fired over Japan.

The missile was reportedly fired from Sunan in Pyongyang over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido before it crashes and falls into the North Pacific Ocean.

Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe said, “It is a serious and grave threat which impairs the safety and peace of the region”.

It was reported that the missile traveled around 2,700 kilometers (1,700 miles), maximum altitude of  550 kilometers.

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