North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

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On August 28, North Korea flew what is believed to a be a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. The missile was launched shortly before 6 a.m. Japan local time, and reportedly traveled over 2,700 km before landing in the Pacific Ocean. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the missile launch an, “unprecedented, serious and grave threat and greatly damages regional peace and security.” In response to what some are calling North Korea’s most provocative missile test since Kim Jong Un rose to power in 2012, President Donald Trump said, “All options are on the table” for dealing with North Korean aggression.