The Pentagon stressed that Washington is closely consulting with Seoul and Tokyo, as well as other regional allies and partners.

The United States condemns the DPRK’s new missile launch and is consulting with its allies and partners in this regard. This is stated in a written statement issued by the Indo-Pacific Command of the U.S. Armed Forces.

“The United States condemns this launch and calls on the DPRK to refrain from further destabilizing actions,” the text says.

The Pentagon stressed that the United States “closely consults with the Republic of Korea and Japan, as well as other regional allies and partners.”

According to the South Korean military, the ballistic missile was launched at 7:52 local time from the Sunan area in Pyongyang. The rocket flew about 300 km at a maximum altitude of 620 km and fell into the Sea of Japan. This is the eighth launch of the DPRK since the beginning of the year.