Abe Asks UN To “Strengthen Pressure” As DPRK Fires Missile Over Japan

by Samuel Abasi Posted on August 29th, 2017

Tokyo, Japan. August 28th Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on the United Nations to strengthen pressure on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK even as he called DPRK ballistic missile launch over Japan’s territory an “unprecedented serious and grave” threat to Japan. South Korea’s military was the first to report that The DPRK on Tuesday launched a ballistic missile over Japan’s territory. The United States Department of Defense later confirmed the ballistic missile flew over Japan. “North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea [the DPRK] did not pose a threat to North America,” Pentagon spokesman Rob Manning said in a statemen

“We will immediately collect and analyze details and the government will take full steps to protect Japanese people’s lives,” Shinzo Abe said, saying to urge the UN to strengthen pressure on Pyongyang.

The ballistic missile, flying more than 2,700 kilometers in an easterly direction, was fired from a site in Sunan in Pyongyang at around 5:57 a.m. local time. South Korea’s military said the ballistic missile flew at a maximum altitude of around 550 kilometers and fell into the North Pacific Ocean.

Photo: apanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

South Korea says it strongly condemns the DPRK’s ballistic missile launch and will respond to further nuclear missile provocations by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK, according to a statement released by South Korean government.

So far, there have been no reports of falling objects in its territory or damage to vessels around Hokkaido after the missile launch, according to Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

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