As reported by South Korean military, the DPRK launched a reactive projectile of uncertain origin near the western coast. According to preliminary data, the projectile could be a ballistic missile.
The U.S. Pacific Command confirmed the fact of a missile launch by the DPRK and noted that the missile was not intercontinental and did not threaten North America.
South Korean President Mun Zhe Ying called for a national security council.
The launch was also condemned by Japan. As the secretary general of the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers Yoshihide Suga said, the missile allegedly flew 30 minutes and fell into the Sea of Japan, not reaching the exclusive economic zone of Japan.
According to Suga, the actions of the DPRK are a clear violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council.
According to Kyodo agency, Japanese experts do not rule out the possibility that the DPRK could have tested a new type of ballistic missile.
According to the Japanese authorities, the height of the flight of the missile exceeded 1000 km. The South Korean military reports that the missile flew about 700 km.