North Korea has defied the United Nations Security Council
resolutions again after it fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday
that landed in or near Japanese-controlled waters for the first time.
The pariah nation according to a Japanese defence official launched the missile which landed in Japan’s economic exclusion zone thereby escalating regional tensions that were already high after a series of missile launches in recent past.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the launch as a “grave threat” to Japan and said Tokyo “strongly protested”.
Moments after the missile launch, South Korea issued a statement saying; “The launch showed North Korean ambition to “directly and broadly attack neighbouring countries and target several places in the Republic of Korea such as ports and airfields”.
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