North Korea fired what appeared to be a short-range Scud missile on Monday that and landed in the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said.
The launch is the latest in a series of missile tests in violation of United Nations resolutions aimed at stopping the North’s development of a nuclear weapon.
Japan has protested against the test of the missile, which appears to have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Monday.
US President Donald Trump has been briefed, a White House official said on Sunday. “The United States government is aware,” the White House official said. “The president has been briefed.”
The South Korean military said the missile flew 450km (280 miles) before landing in the sea.