Transcript for North Korea missile launch
The missile flew over Japanese airspace before landing in the Pacific and it's it's provocative move prompting calls. For an emergency meeting at the UN ABC's Jerry Cho is in Seoul. With more on this good morning Gerri. And this and die and this is at least the fifth time North Korea lobbed missile over Japan. The concept of a test missile folly in water short of Japan is troubling enough but I north print overflight. Sends chills throughout the nation. Residents in northern Japan woke up to blaring sirens at 6 in the morning. Public announcement saying a North Korea missile. It hit Hokkaido. But you Japan has been doing civil defense drills that coastal cities to be prepared. But this is the highest state of alert we've seen as a result of the beast in crisis. That's the missile had flown towards another direction to the self. That flight distance would have been less than 200 miles short of Guam. North Korea did warned earlier this month. That it will fire Ford as Paul song twelve intermediate range ballistic missiles to Atlanta close to. And surrounding Guam in what they called a historic and developing fire. Looks like they wanted to repeat that message loud and clear. The crisis seemed to have been coming down in recent weeks secretary of state Tillerson praising North Korea for showing restraint. President trump commenting he thinks Kim Jung and is starting to respect the United States. Reaction in Seoul this is a slap in the face the president trop. Kim Jung then once again the media here says challenging president trump who had threatened to fire and fury.
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