Japan and South Korea have strongly condemned intercontinental ballistic missile launched by North Korea, terming it blatant and serious threat to the global peace. 

The condemnation was made by Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and his South Korean counterpart Chung Eui-yong during their telephone conversation.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the Japanese Foreign Ministry called for entire denuclearization of North Korea in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.