North Korea test fired a ballistic missile in the direction of Sea of Japan early on Sunday.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported that missile was launched from Banghyeon in North Pyongan Province.

North Korea had said in recent weeks that it has a new intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

President Trump reacted in a statement alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the U.S. stands behind Japan "100 percent."

He said that He just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe reacted to the missile launch, calling it "absolutely intolerable."

He said "North Korea's missile launch is absolutely intolerable.

Meanwhile, South Korea has strongly denounced the North Korean test-launch of a ballistic missile ,calling it an explicit and clear violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

The South Korean Foreign Ministry, in a statement said the launch was a serious threat to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and the international community.

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