Monday, 29 May 2017

North Korea fires 'Scud missile' into Sea of Japan

North Korea has fired what appears to be a short-range Scud missile off its east coast, South Korea's military has said.
The missile was launched from around the eastern North Korean coastal town of Wonsan, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

It flew about 280 miles (450km) before landing in the sea in Japan's exclusive maritime economic zone.

There were no immediate reports of damage to planes or vessels in the area.

Japan's chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, said the launch was "a clear violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions".

He added: "Japan absolutely cannot tolerate North Korea's repeated provocative actions. We have strongly protested to North Korea and condemn its actions in the strongest terms."

The White House said President Donald Trump has been briefed about the launch.

There was no immediate comment from the North's state controlled media.

SKY     News.