"I strongly condemn North Korea's new ballistic missile test. This is a further breach of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions, undermining regional and international security," an official statement by the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, read.
In November, the NATO General Secretary visited the organisation's regional partners, Japan and the Republic of Korea to urge North Korea from refraining from "further provocations, and abandon its nuclear and missile programmes." He recalled the same in his statement, and added, "North Korea needs to re-engage in a credible and meaningful dialogue with the international community."
As per the Pentagon, the ICBM travelled about 1,000 km before splashing into the Sea of Japan. The United States' Defence Department also stated that the missile did not pose a threat to the country, its territories or allies.
Responding to the missile test, US President Donald Trump said the country would "take care of it," while Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe termed it to be ''absolutely intolerable.''