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[NORTH KOREA]–North Korea recently fired four missiles off the coast of Japan, sparking fears of a nuclear war.

According to South Korean intelligence, the missiles flew an average distance of around 1,000km and reached a height of 250km.

“The launches are clearly in violation of (UN) Security Council resolutions. It is an extremely dangerous action,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

Contrary to earlier reports, the missile launch has no effects on American soil.

According to the US military it detected and tracked what it assessed was a North Korean missile launch, but it did not pose a threat to North America.

However, the global community, led by the US, is expected to make a response to this universal law violation.

Mirror reports that North Korea had threatened to take “strong retaliatory measures” after South Korea and the United States began annual joint military drills on Wednesday that test their defensive readiness against possible aggression from the North.

North Korea criticises the annual drills, calling them preparation for war.

The focus now shifts to US leader, President Donald Trump and what reaction can be gotten from him as a grand act of response.

As reports have it, America’s national security officials have reviewed a range of options to counter the North’s missile threat.

Also ready to respond, Japan plans to reinforce its ballistic missile defenses and is considering buying either THAAD or building a ground-based version of the Aegis system that is currently deployed on ships in the Sea of Japan.

It is unknown who will respond next and in what form that would come.

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