Tokyo, Japan (ALBOENEWS) — News broke early Friday morning that North Korea had launched a missile into the waters of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Japan.
According to the Pentagon, the missile used was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which would be, theoretically, capable of traveling at least 5,500 kilometers, or about 3,417 miles. This is the minimum distance that the United States needs to classify a missile as an ICBM. The missile was launched on the 64th anniversary of the Korean Armistice. It has been common practice of North Korea to show acts of aggression on memorable days.
Multiple countries have denounced the launch, with both the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in convening with their respective officials.