Seoul: The South Korea and Pentagon said on Friday that the North Korea conducted a new intercontinental ballistic missile test.
The Japanese national broadcaster NHK said that the missile reached an altitude of about 3,000km (1,865 miles) and landed in the sea off Japan.
The intercontinental ballistic missile test comes three weeks after North Korea’s first ICBM test.
The test – the 14th carried out by North Korea in 2017 – is the latest to be conducted in defiance of a UN ban.
Following the launch, South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered discussions to be held with the United States on deploying additional THAAD anti-missile defense units, his office said.
Following a meeting of South Korea’s National Security Council, Moon said he wanted the United Nations Security Council to discuss new and stronger sanctions against the North, the presidential Blue House said as per the Reuters.
The U.S. Defense Department confirmed the launch.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the missile flew for about 45 minutes before apparently landing in the waters of Japan’s economic zone.