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N. Korea fired intermediate range ballistic missile: Pentagon

Sep 15. 2017
Pedestrian look at a television screen broadcasting a news report in Tokyo on September 15, 2017, following a North Korean missile test that passed over Japan.
Pedestrian look at a television screen broadcasting a news report in Tokyo on September 15, 2017, following a North Korean missile test that passed over Japan.
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By Agence France-Presse

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WASHINGTON - North Korea fired an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean, the US military's regional command said on Thursday, adding that the launch did not pose a threat to the United States.

"Initial assessment indicates the launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM)," the US Pacific Command said in a statement.

"The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined this ballistic missile did not pose a threat to North America," it said. "US Pacific Command determined this ballistic missile did not pose a threat to Guam."

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