| The new type Pukkuksong-3 missile is tested from the waters off Wonsan Bay on North Korea’s east coast on October 2, 2019. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters at a briefing Thursday that US Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Japanese Minister of Defense Taro Kono discussed by phone North’s missile launch.
Colonel Patrick Ryder, a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the missile test was a short-to-medium-range ballistic missile that was fired from an undersea platform. The missile flew about 450 km and landed in the sea.
On Wednesday, North Korea tested a ballistic missile that was designed to be launched from a submarine. This is Pyongyang’s 11th test since the beginning of this year.
The test took place less than a day after North Korea’s Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son-Hui said his country and the US agreed to hold a preliminary meeting on Friday, followed by expert-level talks on Saturday.
President Donald Trump said the US still plans to hold another summit with Pyongyang.
A North Korean delegation has arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, where the upcoming expert-level meeting will be held.