Tensions Rise as North Korean Missile Tests Continue

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Published on November 2, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

Tensions Rise as North Korean Missile Tests Continue

Tensions Rise , as North Korean , Missile Tests Continue.

On November 2, the North Korea launched the highest number of short-range missiles in a day, further escalating tensions in the region.

CNN reports that the South Korean Defense Ministry said North Korea fired 23 missiles to the east and west of the Korean Peninsula.

According to Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), one of the missiles landed close to South Korean territorial waters for the first time since 1945.

JCS said a short-range ballistic missile landed just 104 miles northwest of South Korea's Ulleung island.

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Meanwhile, Japan's Defense Ministry said another North Korean missile test included at least one launched into the sea outside of Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Meanwhile, Japan's Defense Ministry said another North Korean missile test included at least one launched into the sea outside of Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

North Korea has rapidly escalated its provocations, launching more than a dozen missiles today alone and reportedly firing more than 100 artillery shells into the Japan sea since announcing an extremely provocative statement earlier in the day, Toshiro Ino, Japan's deputy minister of defense, via CNN.

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, “ordered that a stern response be swiftly taken so that North Korea’s provocation pays a clear price.” .

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, “ordered that a stern response be swiftly taken so that North Korea’s provocation pays a clear price.” .

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida accused North Korea of launching missiles at an “unprecedentedly high frequency.”.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida accused North Korea of launching missiles at an “unprecedentedly high frequency.”.

Kishida then called for a National Security Council to be held as soon as possible amid rising tension on the Korean Peninsula.

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Kishida then called for a National Security Council to be held as soon as possible amid rising tension on the Korean Peninsula.

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North Korea’s unprecedented launch of multiple ballistic missiles is recklessly threatening the security of the Republic of Korea.

Pyongyang must cease this action, Penny Wong, Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, via CNN


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