A North Korean "Hwasong-12” ballistic missile. Japan’s Defence Minster Itsunori Onodera said that Tuesday’s missile did not fly on a highly “lofted” trajectory and could be the same type as intermediate-range missile Hwasong-12, which Pyongyang fired on May 14. File photo: AP A North Korean "Hwasong-12” ballistic missile. Japan’s Defence Minster Itsunori Onodera said that Tuesday’s missile did not fly on a highly “lofted” trajectory and could be the same type as intermediate-range missile Hwasong-12, which Pyongyang fired on May 14. File photo: AP
A North Korean "Hwasong-12” ballistic missile. Japan’s Defence Minster Itsunori Onodera said that Tuesday’s missile did not fly on a highly “lofted” trajectory and could be the same type as intermediate-range missile Hwasong-12, which Pyongyang fired on May 14. File photo: AP

North Korea fires missile over Japan for first time since 2009, prompting Trump to insist ‘all options are on the table’

China, meanwhile, warns tensions on the Korean peninsula have reached a ‘tipping point’ but says the US and South Korea are partly to blame

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis
A North Korean "Hwasong-12” ballistic missile. Japan’s Defence Minster Itsunori Onodera said that Tuesday’s missile did not fly on a highly “lofted” trajectory and could be the same type as intermediate-range missile Hwasong-12, which Pyongyang fired on May 14. File photo: AP A North Korean "Hwasong-12” ballistic missile. Japan’s Defence Minster Itsunori Onodera said that Tuesday’s missile did not fly on a highly “lofted” trajectory and could be the same type as intermediate-range missile Hwasong-12, which Pyongyang fired on May 14. File photo: AP
A North Korean "Hwasong-12” ballistic missile. Japan’s Defence Minster Itsunori Onodera said that Tuesday’s missile did not fly on a highly “lofted” trajectory and could be the same type as intermediate-range missile Hwasong-12, which Pyongyang fired on May 14. File photo: AP
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