North Korea is getting dangerous with its increase in nuclear missiles. Today early morning, North Korea fired a missile that flew over Hokkaido Island before crashing into the sea. The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an “unprecedented” threat to his country.
From several months, North Korea has been testing several missiles and this is the first time it is thought to be a ballistic weapon over Japan.
This is not the first time when North Korea has launched weapons over Japan. In the year 1998 and 2009, similar launch happened but North Korea justified saying that those were satellite launch vehicles and not weapons.
The weapon fired was perhaps a Hwasong-12, a newly developed intermediate range weapon which flew a distance of more than 2,700km (1,678 miles). It is estimated to have reached a maximum attitude of about 550km (342 miles). Finally, it fell into the North Pacific Ocean 1,180km off the Japanese coast after breaking into three pieces.
The Japanese didn’t make any attempt to shoot it down but warned its citizens in Hokkaido to take shelter in “a sturdy building or basement”.
Mr Abe said he had spoken to US President Donald Trump and that both agreed to increase pressure on North Korea. USA and Japanese forces are currently taking part in training drills in Hokkaido.
World condemned this act of North Korea!!!
Various nations including United States, England, Australia condemned this act and the Pentagon said that Tuesday’s test did not represent a threat to the US and the military was now working to gather more intelligence about it.
There is no immediate report of the fallen objects and no damage to the ships and aircraft. It is said that the missile was in flight for about 15 minutes.
The experts say that this launch shows a new level of confidence from the dictator Kim Jong-un.
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