It was not clear if Wednesday's launch was deliberately timed to coincide with Thursday's summit between China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump in Florida, where North Korea is expected to be a prime topic of discussions.
A man watches a TV news program showing a file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
The South Korean military said the missile was sacked from land near the east coast city of Sinpo and flew only about 60 kilometers (40 miles).
As well as a growing list of ballistic missile launches, North Korea has also conducted two nuclear weapons tests since January 2016.
Multiple top-ranking military and intelligence officials told the news source that another option presented to Trump by the National Security Council is an operation to kill the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. "China summit", said Shusuke Yamada, a senior strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Tokyo.
The missile flew about 60 km (40 miles) from its launch site at Sinpo, a port city on North Korea's east coast, the South Korean Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
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On the Pentagon's assertion that the missile was a Scud ER, not a KN-15, the PR official, who asked for anonymity, said the South Korean and US militaries "do not think differently from yesterday". The U.S. military carried out a missile strike Thursday evening on a Syrian airbase housing the aircraft that dropped the chemical weapons on innocent civilians in violation of global restrictions.
Japan began to independently impose sanctions against North Korea in 2006 and has since extended and toughened them.
"This coordinated initiative could force North Korea to make real demilitarization concessions, while providing a win for both China and the United States", Markey wrote, adding that China has unsuccessfully urged the USA to engage North Korea directly for years.
North Korea is pushing hard to upgrade its weapons systems to cope with what it calls US hostility. -South Korea military drills, which the North sees as a preparation for war. North Korea attempted to fire an unidentified ballistic missile towards the end of March; however, the missile exploded seconds after launch.
Agreeing to negotiate directly with North Korea would signal a drastic shift from former President Barack Obama's policy in dealing with the provocative nation.
The command says it tracked the missile until it landed at 6:51 a.m.in the Sea of Japan.