North Korean rocket landed in Japanese waters for the first time in 18 years.
According to the Pentagon, North Korea launched 2 ballistic medium-range missiles "Rodong" this morning. One of them immediately exploded, the second one flew thousands of kilometers and fell into the Sea of Japan.
Tokyo authorities report it sank within Japan's exclusive economic zone, which extends 250 kilometers from the coast. No losses reported, but the Japanese government announced a major threat to its national security.
US State Department condemned the launches as they condemned previous several launches. Previously, North Korea tested three ballistic missiles on July 19.
"The US is ready to defend itself and its allies against any attacks and provocations" - announced the State Department representative.