In a bid to showcase its technological progress, North Korea has launched a ballistic missile from a submarine off its East Coast, as South Korea carries out military drills with the US, according to Bloomberg.
The missile flew about 500 kilometers, and the missiles may have the capacity to fly more than 2,000 kilometres.
It was reported that the missile flew into Japan’s air defence perimeter, which would be the first time a North Korean device had fallen into the zone.
Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister for Japan, said: “This is an impermissible and outrageous act that represents a grave threat to the security of Japan and seriously undermines the peace and stability of the region.”
PTI previously reported that North Korea had released a statement, stating that it had tested weapons for a pre-emptive strike against South Korea.
The Korean Central News Agency previously said: “The Korean Central News Agency said: “The drill was conducted by limiting the firing range under the simulated conditions of making pre-emptive strikes at ports and airfields in the operational theatre in South Korea where the US imperialists' nuclear war hardware is to be hurled.”