North Korea launched a missile which passed over Japanese territory. The missile North Korea launched plunged into the Pacific Ocean after flying over Japanese territories.
Japan has expressed grave concern and worry about the North Korean action. The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has described the missile launching as an ‘unprecedented’ threat against Japan.
Prime Minister Abe said, “The Government has stayed fully abreast of the developments related to the missile since immediately after its launch, and has been taking all possible measures to protect the lives of the Japanese people.”
Japan has urged the UN Security Council to convene an emergency meeting. Prime Minister Abe said, “Japan will strongly urge an intensification of pressure still further towards North Korea, in cooperation with the international community.”
“A missile launch across Japan is an outrageous act that poses an unprecedented, grave and serious threat, and significantly undermines the peace and security of the region,” said Shinzo Abe.
Prime Minister Abe said that his country will collaborate with the international community at the UN urging further pressure on North Korea.
“We will make every effort to ensure the safety and security of the Japanese people with a sense of urgency to be able to deal with any situation under the robust Japan-U.S. Alliance,” said the Japanese Prime Minister.