After three failed attempts, North Korea launched a missile from Sunan near Pyongyang which flew for about 1700 miles before breaking into three pieces and falling into the sea off Japan's east coast. Warnings were issued in Hokkaido, Japan, for citizens to safeguard themselves in sturdy buildings.
This incident was condemned all over the world by leaders and common people alike. US President Donald Trump has ominously said, "All options are on the table." The UN has termed this action "outrageous" and demanded North Korea to stop its weapon's program, reported Reuters.
The Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has issued a statement saying, "We'll make the utmost effort to protect the public."
In a video by BBC News, common people of Japan are seen expressing their concerns over North Korea's repeated disregard for world peace.
The US has urged the UN Security Council to issue a statement condemning this missile launch and request "all states to strictly, fully and expeditiously implement" UN sanctions on the North Korean capital, Pyongang.
North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un has said that the missile launch is a "meaningful prelude" to containing Guam and US Military expansions, says Fox News. He has further stated that North Korea would continue their efforts in missile developments.
UK PM Theresa May has showed encouragement to China to pressurize North Korea to abandon their military actions. She has also kept British military action against North Korea under consideration.
Photos from the missile launch show Kim Jong-Un bursting with delight at his country's successful mission.
In response to this action, South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered a live bombing drill on Aug.29, 2017. He has treated North Korea's action as a provocation against their country's military power.
North Korea's UN ambassador has supported this action by accusing the US of driving Korea towards an "explosion".
Earlier in August, North Korea's plan to launch four ballistic missiles towards Guam, was abandoned by Kim Jong-Un, although the strike has not been completely ruled out yet, as stated by Express UK.
North Korea's bold military action has sparked huge tension among major countries of the world who are joined in their condemnation for this act. Amidst World War 3 rumours, Japan has been left to protect its borders against a possible imminent attack.