North Korea claims to have successfully tested ballistic missile that landed in Japan’s EEZ

North Korea missile launch: As per a Reuters report, quoting South Korean and US officials, the missile flew approximately 930 km before landing in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) even as Tokyo strongly protested against Pyongyang's act of aggression in what it termed as a clear violation of UN resolutions.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 4, 2017 1:12 pm
North Korea missile maunch: A woman walks past a public TV screen broadcasting news of North Korea’s ballistic missile which landed in the waters of Japan’s economic zone (EEZ) in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

North Korea on Tuesday claimed to have successfully test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile just days ahead of the G20 summit scheduled to take place in Hamburg, Germany, as reported by AFP. Leaders from the Group of 20 nations are due to discuss steps to rein in North Korea’s weapons programmes. As per a Reuters report, quoting South Korean and US officials, the missile flew approximately 930 km before landing in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) even as Tokyo strongly protested against Pyongyang’s act of aggression in what it termed as a clear violation of UN resolutions.

According to Reuters, the U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that it had it detected and tracked the “single launch of a land-based, intermediate range ballistic missile” for at least 37 minutes near an airfield in Panghyon, which is around 100 km northwest Pyongyang, North Kora’s capital. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who had convened a national security council meeting earlier today, claimed the missile was reportedly an intermediate range type, but didn’t rule out the possibility of it being an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). This is not the first time that North Korea has fired ballistic missiles, refuting several warning issued by the international community. Also Read: Hope Japan, South Korea, China end this nonsense once and for all, tweets Donald Trump

Meanwhile, Japan said the North Korean missile’s altitude was estimated at over 2,500 km, adding that it was well within the range of being an inter-continental ballistic missile. In a statement to the media, Japan’s Defence Ministry said: “The missile is estimated to have reached the altitude that greatly exceeded 2,500km, flew for about 40 minutes for 900km and landed in the Sea of Japan within our country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).”

US President Donald Trump had fired off a tweet in response to the launch but before the announcement, saying: “Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?” Pyongyang has had multiple sets of sanctions imposed on it over its weapons programme by the United Nations. But North Korea has repeatedly said it needs nuclear arms to defend itself against the threat of invasion.

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    Birendra
    Jul 5, 2017 at 12:38 pm
    relieve an and let an deal with china and north korea make an and germany permanent member of UN and it will be a burn on back side of china and north korea and bring india ,brazil ,canada and india also as a permanent member of UN that will balnnce the world out
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      Birendra
      Jul 5, 2017 at 4:22 am
      this is all china show,without the chinese help this mad man would not be able to do anything,china is using north korea to grab more power in the unstable world,chinese have slowly grabbing land and sea of other countries and rest of world is on mute control
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        l s
        Jul 4, 2017 at 2:38 pm
        Mr Dar, get yourself treated by a psychiatrist, before it is too late. Your symptoms are that of a mentally challenged or mad person. Are you paid to write on this coloumn ??? Learn to love and respect all religions, after all GOD is one only.
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          neel patel
          Jul 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm
          north korea has now crossed all the limits ,,, before this north korea undertook many missile tests ,,, but this one is just too much its just pure agression and unwanted provocation ,,, i want to see what china does now ,,, will it once again say "it wants to preserve peace in asia" but does not act against north korea ,,,,
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            Mohammad Dar
            Jul 5, 2017 at 12:17 am
            kissing hindu stinky hind of white hogs of hinduism immorality by faith Christians and the Jews, nothing new but, a holy tradition of gentiles salve of hogs of hinduism racism by faith, force ably converted to be the hindus slaves , to cheat lie and deceive, for the pleasure of their man gods, of the west, without any human dignity.
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            Mohammad Dar
            Jul 4, 2017 at 12:41 pm
            A gift for America for their 4th of July celebrations and a warning to the hogs of hinduism terrorism, hogs of hinduism racism by faith, stop laying under the hogs of hinduism terrorism Christians and the Jews, or be ready to get, a hindu chicken sh i tt , can never imagine and live, being nuked by the North Korans.
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              vijayhemas
              Jul 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm
              Mohammad dar pl go to doctor u r barking like a mental maniac pl go to mental hospital, if there is no hospital fees available pl ask us we will donate and treat u as our neighbour, u r becoming a total bull . Linking all u are always like our Hindu smell what can we do, no dar y u want to lick us always. Porki go to hospital.
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                Mohammad Dar
                Jul 4, 2017 at 1:05 pm
                Time to commit hinduism hara kari, fewer of the hindu criminal hogs of hinduism racism by faith, better for peace, Islam among humanity.
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                Allah
                Jul 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm
                SHUT UP! HALF DlCK!!
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                  Deepanshu kumar
                  Jul 4, 2017 at 3:57 pm
                  Md. Dar,terrorist spotted, live in india but by heart porkis.
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                    Birendra
                    Jul 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm
                    there gadd ka ALLAH
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                    neel patel
                    Jul 4, 2017 at 1:10 pm
                    Mohammad Dar you are just a mentally twisted piece of ,,, i dont know what has made you like this your twisted knowledge of islam or your mental disintegration owing to fear of other religion but you have lost your senses ,,, and you will die a painful death soon
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                      deepak sankhla
                      Jul 4, 2017 at 1:41 pm
                      Seems an autobot to me
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                        mehammmad dar
                        Jul 4, 2017 at 6:40 pm
                        if only i could fiind a way to behad you always plotting and scheming you hinds and two faced /
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                        SANKAR
                        Jul 4, 2017 at 2:22 pm
                        MDR CHD DAR...............DONT WASTE TIMES RUSH IN BCUS SOMEONE IS ENGAGED WITH YOUR MOTHER................MTHR FKR
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                          Birendra
                          Jul 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm
                          there Maa kai Imam nai choti thi
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