North Korea has fired what appears to have been a short-range ballistic missile .
It is the latest test in a series of launches which have angered and alarmed the region and the West..
Monday’s missile ( May 29) is believed to have been a Scud-class ballistic which flew about 450 km and landed in the sea off its own coast.
North Korea has a large stock pile of short range missiles originally developed by the Soviet Union.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed action to deter Pyongyang’s repeated provocations