North Korea Launches Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Near Japan’s Coast

North Korea reportedly launched a ballistic missile that flew for 45 minutes and may have landed within 230 miles of Japan’s coast Friday, according to reports.

The Pentagon confirmed the United States detected the missile launch at approximately 10:45 a.m. EST, what would have been shortly before midnight in Japanese time. The type of missile launched has not been confirmed, but it is possible the latest in a series of attempts to develop a missile was capable of reaching the United States.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the missile may have landed within 230 miles of Japan’s coast. He called for an emergency meeting of government officials.

“I have received the first report that North Korea again launched a missile and it possibly landed inside the exclusive economic zone,” Abe told Japanese broadcaster Nippon Hoso Kyokai.

North Korea did not immediately confirm the launch.

This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. This launch came a little over three weeks before North Korea tested another ballistic missile, which reportedly landed in exclusive Japan’s economic zone. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images

According to a South Korean military official, North Korea fired a projectile into the East Sea, which is part of the Sea of Japan, reported NBC News. It was fired from North Korea’s Jagang province, reported South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.

“We detected a launch of a ballistic missile from North Korea. We are assessing and will have more information soon,” Pentagon spokesperson Lt. Col. Christopher Logan said to CNBC in an email.

The last missile launch North Korea conducted occurred July 4.

“It is clear, based on [the ICBM launch] over the July 4 weekend, that North Korea has…

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