North Korea launched an unidentified ballistic missile Tuesday, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed in a statement, the Daily Beast reports. U.S. officials later confirmed it as well and said early assessments indicate it was an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The launch, the first since Sept. 15, came a day after it was reported that the Japanese government had intercepted radio signals suggesting North Korea would launch another missile. South Korean media reported that the missile flew about 2,800 miles into space, the highest missile test to date and more than 10 times higher in space than NASA’s international space station. Pentagon spokesperson Col. Robert Manning said it landed within Japan’s Economic Exclusion Zone in the Sea of Japan. During a brief press availability Tuesday afternoon, President Trump addressed the launch by saying “we will take care of it,” offering no further details.