North Korea fired a missile into the area between the Korean Peninsula and Japan late Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launch happened around 11:41 p.m. Seoul time and landed in the waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula. It was the first missile test from North Korea since its July 4 test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching parts of the U.S.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in called an emergency meeting of the country's National Security Council in response to the missile launch. The Pentagon has confirmed the launch.

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