North Korea tests another missile threatening Japan
There’s another missile test conducted by North Korea.
More from ABC News:
North Korea launched what appears to be a short range SCUD missile that flew about 280 miles into the Sea of Japan on Sunday, according to the South Korean military and U.S. officials. The launch was the ninth missile test conducted by North Korea this year.
“U.S. Pacific Command detected and tracked what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 10:40 a.m. Hawaii time May 28,” said a statement from U.S. Pacific Command. “The launch of a short range ballistic missile occurred near Wonsan Airfield.
“The missile was tracked for six minutes until it landed in the Sea of Japan,” said the statement.
“We are working with our Interagency partners on a more detailed assessment. We continue to monitor North Korea’s actions closely, ” the statement continued.
“It is assumed to be a SCUD missile. The missile flew 450 km (280 miles) and more details are now being analyzed,” the South Korean military said. A U.S. defense official also said the missile appeared to be a short range SCUD missile.
Earlier, the South Korean military said South Korean President Moon had ordered an NSC [National Security Council] meeting to discuss the latest North Korean launch.
The ballistic missile test is the ninth such test conducted this year and marks the third weekend in a row that North Korea has launched a missile.
Japan thinks the missile landed in its economic exclusion zone in the Sea of Japan – that would definitely be meant to be a threat to Japan.
So it doesn’t look like they’re responding much at all to the economic pressure Trump is putting on them through China.