North Korea Missile: Pyongyang Fires Long Range Missile Ahead Of Japan-South Korea Talks

North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile just hours before the leaders of South Korea and japan were due to meet for landmark talks.

Both Japanese and South Korean officials confirmed the long-range missile's launch on today morning.

Japan's top government spokesperson said North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile from near Pyongyang towards the east early.

It flew about 1,000 kilometers landing in waters west of Japan.

It is Pyongyang's fourth missile launch in a week and comes as the US and South Korea hold Joint Navy Drills.