Launched from the territory of the DPRK rocket fell in the economic zone of Japan
South Korean military announced the launch from the territory of the DPRK Scud missiles. As reported by Reuters, citing a source in the defense Ministry in Seoul, the launch was made from the area of the Wonsan city. The rocket flew in an easterly direction.
The representative of the Japanese government Yoshida Suga said that the rocket fell in the exclusive economic zone of the country. According to him, any damage caused was not.
Indicated that the launch was immediately informed by the President of South Korea, moon Jae-In, which convened on the morning of the emergency meeting of the national security Council.
Last week it became known that the US sent to the shores of the Korean Peninsula for the third carrier. To the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Carl Vinson, according to Japanese media reports, was joined by the USS Nimitz.
The first American aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson, went to the shores of the Korean Peninsula in April. Reuters sources have linked the decision of the United States with the desire to increase pressure on Pyongyang in connection with the ongoing North Korea’s missile tests. After arriving in the sea of Japan an American aircraft carrier in the composition of carrier strike group conducted exercises jointly with the Japanese Navy. In response, North Korea threatened a pre-emptive missile attack on military targets of the US and sink the aircraft carrier.