NewsNorth Korea fires missiles post US-South Korea military drills

North Korea fires missiles post US‑South Korea military drills

 Przywódca Korei Północnej Kim Dzong Un i prezydent Rosji Władimir Putin
Przywódca Korei Północnej Kim Dzong Un i prezydent Rosji Władimir Putin
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1:44 PM EDT, March 18, 2024
North Korea fired several short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern waters on Monday morning, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced. He labeled Kim Jong Un's military actions as "acts threatening peace."
The annual spring military exercises between South Korea and the United States concluded on March 14. These exercises, which involved twice as many soldiers as the previous year, aimed to enhance responses to evolving nuclear and missile threats from North Korea.
North Korea perceives the American-South Korean exercises as hostile actions. Fumio Kishida reported that on Monday morning, Kim Jong Un's forces launched numerous short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern seas.
The Japanese Prime Minister highlighted that the missiles did not enter Japan's exclusive economic zone, and no damages or injuries were reported.
Kishida strongly criticized North Korea's repeated ballistic missile tests, deeming them as actions "threatening the peace and security of Japan, the region, and the international community."
The South Korean military confirmed that it detected several suspicious short-range ballistic missile launches by North Korea on the same morning.
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