North Korean missile rockets over Japan



The rogue nation of North Korea has launched another missile that flew over Japan, according to reports from the Yonhap news agency.

The word came from South Korea’s military, which said the missile was launched from the “vicinity of Sunan in Pyongyang” at 5:57 a.m. and went east, and was confirmed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“It passed through the sky over Japan,” the JCS added.

Japan’s broadcaster NHK also reported that the North’s missile flew over the nation’s territory.

The JCS said South Korean and the U.S. militaries are analyzing additional information.

The Daily Caller noted the “weapon flew over Japan and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean over 700 miles east of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.”

“While there were early reports that North Korea fired three missiles, the Japanese government has clarified that the weapon broke into three parts after traveling more than 1,600 miles.”

The report quoted Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, “We’ll take utmost efforts to protect the public.”

Just hours earlier, over the weekend, North Korea fired three short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan. U.S. Pacific Command concluded that only two succeeded.

In July, North Korea launched a missile that apparently landed in Japan’s economic zone.

And in May, Yonhap News said North Korea’s missile launch flew eastward from the vicinity of Wonsan, Gangwon Province.

In April, a ballistic missile test reportedly failed.

That was rom a site north of Pyongyang, and it was not clear how far it traveled.

Source:: World Net Daily – World

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