By Corey Charlton
The missile may have landed in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone, according to reports
TYRANNICAL Kim Jong-un has today fired another ballistic test missile thought to have landed off the coast of Japan.
The missile may have landed in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the coastal areas surrounding the country which it has rights to for industry such as fishing and drilling.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said a meeting of the National Security Council would be convened.
He said: “I have received information that North Korea once again conducted a missile firing.
“We will immediately analyse information and do our utmost to protect the safety of the Japanese people.”
Increasingly exasperated officials added to his statement with a warning that Japan “absolutely cannot tolerate” the North’s repeated provocations.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the missile flew for about 45 minutes and appeared to have landed in the waters of Japan’s exclusive economic zone, but that there were no immediate reports of damage.
Suga added that the missile launch was unacceptable and in clear violation of UN resolutions, and said Japan had protested in the strongest possible terms.
US Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said: “I can confirm that we detected a launch of a ballistic missile from North Korea.
“We are assessing and will have more information soon.”
Pyongyang’s most recent ICBM test was launched on July 4 as a “present” for Donald Trump on Independence Day.
The ICBM was the first of its kind to be launched by the secret state and the test sent shockwaves across the world after the trigger-happy tyrant vowed to turn the US into a “pile of ash”.
Today’s test could have been initiated by the North to mark the 64th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.
Media reports in the rogue state suggested the launch was planned to mark its so-called “Victory Day” – the date it claims to have beaten the US in the war.
Armed Forces Minister Pak Yong-sik said: “If enemies misunderstand our strategic status and stick to options of staging a pre-emptive nuclear attack against us, we will launch a nuclear attack on America’s heart as the most relentless punishment without warning or prior notice,” reported the official KCNA news agency.