Newspatrolling: In a brazen act, North Korea today launched a ballistic missile that flew directly over Japan. The unprecedented rogue act by North Korea has set alarm bells ringing in Japan and all across the globe. People in Japan could be seen scurrying to bomb shelters, as warning sirens blared at full volume. Normal life has also been affected in Japan, as people have been advised to stay indoors or take shelter in specified places. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared quite unsettled and said that the missile launch over Japan was an unprecedented, serious and grave threat. The UN Security Council has already called an emergency meeting to discuss the situation. It may be recalled that North Korea had fired a missile over Japan earlier also in 2009.
US President Donald Trump has also reacted sharply to the missile launch by North Korea. Trump said that now all options are open after North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile over Japan. Trump said that North Korea’s missile launch is a message by the country that it does not care about anyone, not even its neighbors. The missile launch also shows that North Korea has little respect for the United Nations and international relations. “Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table,” Trump said.