Reports of North Korea firing four missiles into the sea just off the coast of Japan
Japanese officials have stated that three of four missiles launched by North Korea landed approximately 300 kms from their coast in the early hours of this morning.
South Korean military warned that one of the missiles could have been an ICBM, which would be capable of being fired from North Korea and landing somewhere in the U.S., however an anonymous U.S. spokesperson claimed there was no evidence to back that up.
The missiles were fired approximately 1,000 kms before landing in the Sea Of Japan, with three of the four missiles landing in an exclusive economic zone for the Japanese, and the fourth landing just outside of this zone.
According to The Guardian, the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said "The latest launches of ballistic missiles clearly demonstrate evidence of a new threat from North Korea. The launches are clearly in violation of (UN) security council resolutions. It is an extremely dangerous action."