rth Korea test launched a ballistic missile early Sunday, firing it into the sea of it's east coast. This file footage, showing it just what that looks like. The South Korean military condemned the action, saying it was ready to defend against any provocations from Pyongyang. It's the first time the isolated state has tested a device like this Since US President's Donald Trump's election, in Florida a swift reaction from Trump and Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe, who called it absolutely unacceptable.
>> I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, it's great ally 100% thank you.>> The launch took place just as Abe was wrapping up a three day visit to the US. North Korea carried out two nuclear tests.
And numerous missile related tests in 2016 and was seen by experts to be making progress in its weapons capabilities.