North Korea Appears to Have Launched Another Missile

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North Korea appears to have launched another missile, Japan and South Korea said Friday, an action that is likely to increase tensions with its neighbors and the U.S. and result in international pressure on Pyongyang over its missile and nuclear programs.

Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, said the projectile, believed to be a ballistic missile, was fired at 11:42 p.m. local time, flew for about 45 minutes, and landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone. Jeffrey Lewis, who runs the website Arms Control Wonk, said on Twitter: “A 45 minute flight time means were looking at 10,000 km range missile, give or take,” which would put it in the range of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of