North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile on Thursday on South Korea after Pyongyang warned of a fiercer response to the United States and its allies.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea reported that the army had detected a single short-range ballistic missile launched from the Wonsan area in Kangwon province at approximately 10:48 am.
The statement further added that in close cooperation with the US, the military has increased surveillance, guarding, and readiness.
The response from North Korea came after US President Joe Biden urged his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at G20 Summit in Bali to use its influence to control North Korea’s wave of missile launches.
Biden also held conversations with his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday to explore ways to deal with the threat posed by the North’s unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.
North Korea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui slammed the US and its allies by stating that the US is making situations in the Korean peninsula unpredictable.
“The US bolstered offer of extended deterrence and the daily-increasing military activities of the allied forces around the Korean peninsula are foolish acts,” he added.
He further cautioned the US that they will face a more ferocious military response the closer they became buddies with Seoul and Tokyo.