Seoul, December 18
North Korea fired a ballistic missile Sunday into waters off its east coast, South Korean and Japanese officials said.
South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff said the launch occurred Sunday morning but gave no further details. The Japanese Prime Minister’s Office also confirmed the launch.
Japan’s Coast Guard said it was informed by the Defence Ministry that North Korea’s suspected missile landed in waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula, but did not say how close it was from the Japanese coast.
Japan’s NHK national television quoted unnamed government sources saying the missile landed outside of Japan’s exclusive economic zone.