Published on 29 Aug 2017 Sections , ,

Japan calls North Korea’s latest missile an ‘unprecedented threat’

Asia Correspondent

Before┬áhe flew off to Texas, President Trump declared “all options” were on the table after North Korea fired a missile designed to carry a nuclear payload over Japan. The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called it an “unprecedented” threat, while citizens living beneath its path were advised to “seek shelter”.

The missile flew more than 1600 miles over Japan’s northernmost Hokkaido island before crashing into the Pacific – about 730 miles off the island’s coast.