North Korea early on Friday fired an unidentified missile eastward from Pyongyang, South Korea’s military said.
South Korea’s presidential Blue House has called an urgent National Security Council meeting.
The Japanese government, meanwhile, warned people not to approach anything suspicious that may be related to the missile, urging them to report it immediately to police, firefighters or the coast guard.
The launch comes just days after the United Nations Security Council slapped the isolated country with an eighth set of sanctions over its banned missile and nuclear programs.
Pyongyang claimed on Sept. 3 to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb capable of being loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile, presenting the U.S. and its allies with a new and more potent challenge.
A North Korean state agency had threatened Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for backing the U.N. Security Council resolution.
Source :International Newspapers