N. Korea's missile launch reached Japan's exclusive economic zone
Moscow [Russia], May 29 (ANI): The missile launched by North Korea on Monday reached Japan's exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan, said Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.
"The missile, which was fired from the eastern coast of North Korea, has fallen in the exclusive economic zone of Japan. It is necessary to ensure the security of Japanese ships and planes," Sputnik news quoted Suga as saying at a press conference after the South Korean military reported a missile launch by Pyongyang.
Seoul's Joint Chief of Staff (JCS) said that the launch was conducted from the area near the North Korean city of Wonsan that is located on the country's east coast. The projectile is said to be fired in the eastern direction.
Pyongyang's action was immediately reported to President Moon Jae-in, who ordered related government officials to convene a National Security Council meeting at 7:30 a.m., the JCS added.
If the projectile is confirmed to be a ballistic missile, it would be the communist nation's ninth missile test this year.
In blatant violation of the UN Security Council's resolutions, North Korea has continued with its missile tests both nuclear and non-nuclear, further escalating tensions. (ANI)