North Korea fires a long-range ballistic missile

North Korea fired what appeared to be a long-range ballistic missile on Monday.

Notably, it is the second missile launch in less than 12 hours as Pyongyang condemned a US-led show of force against the nuclear armed state.

The missile was fired from an area near the capital Pyongyang towards the sea off the North’s east coast.

Further, the projectile appeared to have flown about 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) with a maximum altitude of more than 6,000 kilometres (3,720 miles) before landing outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone.

Reportedly, the intercontinental long-range ballistic missile fired has a potential range of covering all of the United States.

It is anticipated to have a flying range of over 15,000 kilometres (9,320 miles).

Also, to be noted that the Monday’s missile launch came after North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile on Sunday night, flying about 570 km (350 miles) from an area near Pyongyang and falling into the ocean.