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North Korea has fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over northern Japan.
Due to this, the Japanese government has asked the people of Hokkaido island not to come out of their homes. Apart from this, the government has also temporarily stopped the operation of some trains.
This is the first time North Korea has fired a missile over Japan since 2017.
The United Nations has banned North Korea from testing nuclear and ballistic weapons.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida strongly condemned North Korea’s move, calling it “violent behavior”. The Japanese government has called a meeting of the National Security Council in this regard.
The missile fell into the Pacific Ocean, about 3,000 km from Japan, the country’s government said.
South Korea said the missile was launched at around 7:29 local time and passed through Japanese airspace.
The United States has said that this move by North Korea is unfortunate.
It was North Korea’s fifth missile test in a week.
On Saturday, two rockets landed near Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Kim Jong Un has recently intensified missile tests despite pressure from the United Nations Security Council.
North Korea conducted 6 nuclear tests between 2006 and 2017 in defiance of strict sanctions.
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