North Korea has gone a step further in threatening United States. It fired missile over Japan on Tuesday morning, Korean time, following a threat earlier this month to launch similar intermediate-range missiles over the US Pacific territory of Guam.
In a 40-minute phone call between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and United States President Donald Trump it is learned both the leaders have agreed to call for an emergency meeting of the United Nations security council to discuss the latest step of North Korea in the region.
Briefing to the press the Japanese PM said Donald Trump has assured to be fully with them citing the strong commitment of Washington towards their defence.
Meanwhile, the Japanese embassy in Beijing, China, is learned to have protested the missile launching to Pyongyang.
The missile flew over Hokkaido island and thereafter crashed in the Pacific sea, about 1,180 km east of the island, breaking into three parts.
South Korea and Japanese officials claim the missile was Hwasong-12 and it is the same missile that Kim Jong-un threatened recently to launch towards Guam.
The Japanese government has issued an alert to its citizens across a large area of northern Japan to seek shelter.
It is also learned the missile was launched from a site near Pyongyang.
Hokkaida island is a sparsely populated area of Japan and the time of attack was 6 a.m. local time or 10 p.m. Monday British summer time.