N. Korea Fires Ballistic Missile: Latest Launch Comes Days After Pyongyang Test Fired Its Largest ICBM

North Korea fired a ballistic missile towards the sea off the East Coast Of The Korean Peninsula as South Korea and the United States stage major military drills.

Japan's State Minister Of Defense, Toshiro Ino told reporters in Tokyo, the missile flew 800 kilometers at a maximum height of around 50 kilometers before splashing down outside Japanese waters.

He said, we absolutely cannot condone this series of acts by North Korea, including the launch of an ICBM on the 16th of march which threaten the peace and security of our country, the region and the international community.

Sunday's launch also comes just days after Pyongyang test-fired its largest and most powerful missile, a hwasong-17 -- its second ICBM test this year.