North Korea launches missile over Japan


Andrea Garcia

North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan, prompting Japanese authorities to broadcast a national alert on cell phones and television. It is the second ballistic missile test that the country conducted in the span of two weeks. This missile had a higher altitude and flew a further range compared to the previous test conducted on Aug. 28.

In response, UN security council members voted unanimously to ban textile imports and restrict oil imports to North Korea.Also, blaming China and Russian for providing North Korea with oil and labo. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe stated, according to BBC that they will “never tolerate such provocative action”

North Korea has threatened to “sink Japan and turn America into ashes”. These careless acts are a direct threat to democratic nations. At the request of the U.S. and Japan, the UN will meet up to discuss North Korea’s actions.