North Korea has launched an unidentified projectile which appears to be a short-range ballistic missile, Yonhap news reports, citing South Korea’s military.  South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Pyongyang launched a projectile in the eastern direction from Wonsan, Gangwon Province at dawn.  “It is estimated to be a Scud type [missile],” JCS said, adding, that the projectile flew about 450 kilometers.

“The president was immediately notified of the situation, and the president ordered the NSC Standing Committee at 7:30 am,” the military statement said. The missile was tracked for six minutes, US Pacific Command said, confirming that the projectile landed in the Sea of Japan. The US military said the missile did not pose a threat to North America. US President Donald Trump has also been briefed about the launch, according to a White House official. READ MORE