US military confirms DPRK's ballistic missile launch

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/15 8:31:36

The US military said Thursday that it has detected and tracked what they assessed a single ballistic missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The initial assessment indicated that it was an intermediate range ballistic missile launch, occurring near Sunan in Pyongyang, at 11:57 a.m. Hawaii time (2157 GMT), the US Pacific Command said in a statement.

The missile flew over northern Japan before landing in the Pacific Ocean east of Japan, according to the statement.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed on Thursday that US President Donald Trump has been briefed on the missile launch.

The US military said this missile did not pose threat to either North America or Guam.

Posted in: ASIA-PACIFIC

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