Japan Warns North Korean Missiles Now Capable Of Hitting The US
North Korea has launched an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) with sufficient range to hit the us mainland, according to Japan Defence Minister, Yasukazu Hamada
The missile landed in the sea roughly 210 kilometres, west of Hokkaido.
The us has condemned the launch, while South Korea has ordered stronger deterrence measures against the north.
Today, us national security council spokeswoman, Adrienne Watson said Mr Biden had been briefed and the us would consult with partners.
North Korea has fired more than 50 missiles over the past two months, most of them short-range.
These long-range launches are rarer, and pose a direct threat to the us, as the missiles are designed to carry nuclear warheads to anywhere on the us mainland.
The latest suspected ICBM was fired at 10:15 local time (02:15 GMT) from near the north Korean capital Pyongyang, according to south Korean military chiefs in Seoul
South Korea’s military said it reached an altitude of 6,100 kilometre on a lofted trajectory and traveled 1,000 kilometre , reaching a speed of mach 22.