North Korea fires missile into Sea of Japan
July 4, Seoul: North Korea has fired an intermediate range missile into the Sea of Japan from its weatern region on
According to reports, the missle flew for nearly 40 minutes before landing inthe sea. "The land-based missile was fired from near Panghyon airfield, and flew for 37 minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan, said the US Pacific Command."
South Korea said the projectile was launched at 09:40 local time (00:40 GMT) and flew about 930km (578 miles).
Pyongyang has increased the frequency of its nuclear and missile tests in recent months, raising tensions.
The missile may have landed in waters claimed by Japan as its exclusive economic zone, according to Japanese officials.
The US said it did not pose a threat to North America.
The Oslo Times International News Network