- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 14, 2017

North Korea reportedly fired another missile Friday, a time when tensions over nuclear and missile tests and United Nations sanctions have the Korean peninsula on edge.

South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported that the “unidentified” missile was fired from Pyongyang, the capital of the communist dictatorship.

President Trump, who has vowed to use all means necessary to stop North Korea’s threatening behavior, was briefed on the missile launch by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, said the White House.

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The Trump administration did not immediately comment on the latest provocation form North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un.

Yonhap reported, citing South Korean military, that the North’s missile flew about 2,300 miles and reached an altitude of almost 500 miles above the Earth.

Japan’s NHK network said the missile was headed toward the northeastern part of Japan. Japanese officials have warned residents there to take shelter.

South Korea’s presidential office called a meeting of its National Security Council on Friday, Yonhap reported.

Meanwhile Friday, the South Korean military was conducting a missile-defense drill in Korea’s Eastern Sea.

• S.A. Miller contributed to this report.

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