North Korea has fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday for the first time in more than two months, defying demand from the Trump administration to stop its weapons programme.
The missile flew eastward from South Pyongan Province according to Yonhap news agency, which said the South Korean military and the US were analysing.
North Korea launched an unidentified ballistic missile eastward from the vicinity of Pyongyang, South Pyongan province, the South Korean
A Japanese government source said earlier on Tuesday that Japan had detected radio signals suggesting North Korea may be preparing another ballistic missile launch, although such signals were not unusual and satellite images did not show fresh activity.
The US last week unveiled fresh sanctions that target North Korean shipping, raising pressure on Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear programme.
Pyongyang condemned the move as a "serious provocation" on Wednesday and warned that sanctions would never succeed.
After firing missiles at a rate of about two or three months since April, North Korean missile launches paused in September, after it fired a missile that passed over Japan's northern Hokkaido island on Sept. 15.