JAPAN ON ALERT: North Korea reportedly fires another missile

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North Korea has fired an unidentified missile eastward from its capital Pyongyang, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile was launched early Friday from Sunan, which is the site of Pyongyang’s international airport.

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said the country’s military conducted a live-fire ballistic missile drill in response to North Korea’s launch.

The Japanese government said a ballistic missile launched from North Korea has flown over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean, according to NHK. Residents of Japan are being asked to avoid anything that could possibly be missile debris.

Both countries are holding national security council meetings Friday morning, NHK reported.

The launched missile reached a height of 480 miles and flew 2,300 miles out, greater than the North’s missile launched in August —the first missile launched over Japan in eight years — which reached a height of 340 miles and flew 1,700 miles out.

The reported missile launch comes three days after the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions against North Korea.

The resolution bans the regime from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates, and caps Pyongyang’s imports of crude oil at the level of the last 12 months. It also limits the import of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels per year.

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