Few details have leaked so far. The South Korean army announced on Saturday that “North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile towards (the) East Sea”, in reference to the name given to the Sea of Japan. Information confirmed by Tokyo, according to which Pyongyang has launched a “possible ballistic missile”.
This missile fired by North Korea, apparently fell inside the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Japan. It was an intercontinental missile “ICBM-class”said Japanese government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno. “It flew for approximately 66 minutes”, the Japanese official told reporters. He said the projectile had traveled about 900 km and would have fallen at 10:27 a.m. Paris time.
This firing comes as South Korea and the United States prepare to conduct simulation exercises, which are to be held next week in Washington, to discuss the measures to be taken in the event of the use of the nuclear weapon by Pyongyang.