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South Korean and Japanese officials say North Korea has launched a suspected ICBM into the sea off Japan.

South Korean and Japanese officials say North Korea has launched a suspected ICBM into the sea off Japan.


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North Korea On Friday, he fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), in the second missile test by the Kim Jong Un regime in two days, in actions that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida denounced as unacceptable.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the ICBM was launched at around 10:15 am local time from Sunan district in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.

Kishida said it likely fell into Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), about 210 kilometers (130 miles) west of Japan’s Oshima Island, according to the Japan Coast Guard. It did not fly over Japan.

“North Korea continues to carry out provocative actions at an unprecedented pace,” Kishida told reporters on Friday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

He said, “I want to reiterate that we cannot accept such actions.”

He added that the Japanese government will continue to collect and analyze information and provide immediate updates to the public. So far, Kishida added, there have been no reports of damage to ships at sea.

Misawa Air Force Base issued a shelter alert after the missile launch, according to USAF Col. Greg Higgnight, director of public affairs for the US-Japanese forces. It has now been lifted and the flight path is still being analyzed by the US military, he said.

The launch comes a day after Pyongyang fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, and issued a stern warning to the United States of a “fierce military response” to its stricter defense ties with South Korea. and Japan.

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It is the second suspected test launch of an ICBM this month – a missile launched earlier on November 3. It seems to failA South Korean government source told CNN at the time.

North Korea has conducted missile tests over the course of 34 days this year, at times, firing multiple missiles in one day, according to a CNN tally. The number includes both ballistic and cruise missiles.

The aggressive acceleration of weapons testing and rhetoric has alarmed the region, as the United States, South Korea and Japan have responded with missile launches and joint military exercises.

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