South Korea says North has fired another missile
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s military said North Korea fired an unidentified missile early today from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before landing in the northern Pacific Ocean.
It was the second aggressive test-flight over the territory of the close U.S. ally in less than a month, and it followed the most powerful nuclear test by North Korea to date on Sept. 3.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile travelled about 3,700 kilometres while reaching a maximum height of 770 kilometres.
The North declared it a “meaningful prelude” to containing the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam and the start of more ballistic missile launches toward the Pacific Ocean.
North Korea’s latest missile launch came days after the UN Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions over the nuclear test. The latest sanctions are not as tough as what the U.S. had sought, but they are expected to have a significant impact.