North Korea has launched a ballistic missile, officials in the U.S. and Japan say

This post was originally published on this site
https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/world/2017/07/28/north-korea-has-launched-a-ballistic-missile-officials-in-the-us-and-japan-say/missile-filer.jpg.size.xxlarge.original.jpg

TOKYO—Japan’s prime minister says North Korea has fired what is believed to be a missile and it may have landed in the sea off Japan.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that officials are analyzing the apparent launch and that he has called a meeting of the National Security Council.

In Washington, a Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, confirmed that a launch of a ballistic missile from North Korea had been detected.

He said, “We are assessing and will have more information soon.”