US detects ballistic missile launch from North Korea
:: North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Friday, the Pentagon said, just weeks after Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile.
“I can confirm that we detected a launch of a ballistic missile from North Korea,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said.
“We are assessing and will have more information soon.”
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday that North Korea had fired a missile that may have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
He added that a meeting of the National Security Council would be convened and that Japan would take every necessary step to ensure the safety of its citizens.