North Korea Fires 2nd Missile Over Japan in a Month

North Korea launched another missile Friday, the rogue nation's first missile launch since its massive nuclear test more than a week ago, prompting U.S. officials to issue a sharp round of condemnation.

The missile was launched eastward early Friday from Sunan, which is the site of Pyongyang's international airport, flying over northern Japan before it landed in the Pacific Ocean, according to U.S. Pacific Command.

President Trump, who last month vowed "fire and fury" if North Korea ramped up its nuclear threats, didn't immediately comment. However, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called the missile a reckless act by the North Koreans, adding that the missile "was fired over Japan and put millions of Japanese in duck and cover. Mattis said President Donald Trump has been fully briefed on the missile."


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