TOKYO, February 18. /TASS/. North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on Saturday, the Japanese Defense Ministry said.
According to the ministry, the missile is believed to have fallen into the sea within Japan’s exclusive economic zone, 200 kilometers west of the island of Hokkaido.
The Kyodo news agency reported, citing the Japanese Defense Ministry, that the missile had flown for 66 minutes and covered about 900 kilometers.
The Japanese government has protested to the North Korean authorities over the incident.
This was Pyongyang’s second missile launch of the year, with the first one taking place on January 1. Last year, North Korea launched a record-setting number of missiles. Overall, more than 70 missiles were fired.