Seoul responds by condemning “a territorial invasion”.

For the first time, a North Korean missile landed in South Korean waters on Wednesday. In response, the South Korean military launched three air-to-air missiles.

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Wednesday condemned the North Korean missile launch as “truly a territorial invasion”. In response to this “provocation,” Seoul fired three surface-to-air missiles, the South Korean military said.

Yoon Suk-yeol stressed that “North Korea’s provocation is a genuine territorial aggression, which is the first time a missile has crossed the northern border,” the president said in a statement.

“Our military will never tolerate this provocation by North Korea and will resolutely respond in close cooperation with the United States,” the Joint Chiefs of Staff said moments earlier. Yonhap news agency reports.

Just before 9 a.m. this Wednesday (1 a.m. in Paris), at least ten missiles were fired by Pyongyang. One of these missiles reached South Korean waters in the Sea of ​​Japan, sixty kilometers from the coast. According to Seoul, it was the “first time” that a North Korean missile had landed “close to South Korean waters south of the demarcation line”.

One shot was condemned by Japan

Japan condemned North Korea’s missile launch on Wednesday. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Pyongyang “continues to fire missiles with unprecedented frequency and this will never be tolerated”. Yonhap news agency quoted.

On Tuesday, North Korea sharply criticized the announcement of joint military exercises between Seoul and Washington this week. A North Korean official said during the day that, according to Pyongyang, “a provocation” “can no longer be tolerated”.

For months, Pyongyang has been warning Seoul and Washington. The sightings are the latest in a series including a few weeks agoAn intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan, concerned people had to ask for shelter. North Korea has justified its series of missile tests by US military threats.

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