Sunday, may 21, North Korea launched ballistic missiles of average range. CNN reported that the missiles were launched from the area of the County, Pucchan in the sea of Japan, where she fell, flying about 500 km.
According to the Minister of defense of Japan Tomomi Inada the altitude of the rocket «was not some exceptional» and was about a thousand kilometers.
According to the Pentagon, the missile of this type was tested by Pyongyang in February.
After the military of Japan recorded the launch, by the Prime Minister’s office was established a crisis headquarters for the collection and analysis of information, and also announced an emergency meeting of national security Council of Japan.
Earlier, Reuters, citing the Ministry of defense of South Korea announced the missile tests of the DPRK. Thus in the message it was said that «the type of missiles have not yet been identified».