Pentagon: North Korea launched intercontinental ballistic missile

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said on Friday that it assessed that North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that flew for about 1,000 km (620 miles) and landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone.
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the launch had been expected and took place from Mupyong-ni, an arms plant in northern North Korea.
Davis said the launch did not pose a threat to North America.
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