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South Korea and US respond to Pyongyang's missile launch

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Seoul and Washington have launched eight missiles in response to North Koreas provocation South Korea and the US launched eight ballist
Seoul and Washington have launched eight missiles in response to North Korea’s? provocation? South Korea and the US launched eight ballistic missiles into the sea on Monday, as a response to Sunday’s launch by North Korea over its eastern and western coasts. The countries launched eight Army Tactical Missile System projectiles, one American and seven Korean, into the eastern waters of South Korea, according to Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff and US Forces Korea. The Korean military said the display – which lasted 10 minutes – was meant to showcase its ability to respond „swiftly and accurately“ to North Korean attacks. Sunday’s North Korean launch, which also included eight short-range missiles, put the country’s neighbors on edge. Japanese, South Korean, and US envoys denounced the display as a violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

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