North Korea has threatened to annihilate the United States in a missile strike planned for today.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile Friday night that may have landedÂ in Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters he called an emergency meeting of his National Security Council, the Associated Press reported.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said North Korea launchedÂ theÂ missile at 11:42 p.m. local timeÂ Friday, Japan’s national public broadcasterÂ NHK reported.
Suga said the missile is believed to have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone 45 minutes after launch.Â The zone extends about 230 miles from Japan’s coast.
In Washington, Pentagon spokesmanÂ Navy Capt. Jeff DavisÂ confirmed that a launch of a ballistic missile from North Korea had been detected.Â âWe are assessing and will have more information soon,â he said.
Japanese government sources told…