USA condemned Saturday “strongly” the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) north korean that according Japanfell into its territorial waters.
“This launch needlessly increases tensions and risks destabilizing security in the region,” alerted a spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council, Adrienne Watson.
United States will take “all necessary measures” to guarantee their safety and that of their allies South Korea and Japan, he added.
Saturday’s launch, Pyongyang’s first in seven weeks, comes days before Seoul and Washington begin joint military exercises aimed at improving their response to a North Korean nuclear attack.
Watson said that the firing of the ICBM “constitutes a flagrant violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions.”
According to Tokyo, the missile fell in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Military tensions on the Korean peninsula escalated last year after North Korea labeled its nuclear power status as “irreversible” and carried out weapons tests almost every month, including the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
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