The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)

Korean missile firing was ‘inappropri­ate’


Seoul has called North Korea “very inappropri­ate” for firing two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea as the world battles the coronaviru­s pandemic.

South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff had said a single projectile was launched yesterday morning, but revised their report to state two suspected missiles were fired from the North’s eastern coastal city of Wonsan.

These projectile­s landed in water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.

South Korea’s military described the launches as “very inappropri­ate” amid the coronaviru­s outbreak and urged North Korea to stop such military action.

North Korea has fired a series of missiles and artillery shells in recent weeks in an apparent attempt to upgrade its military capability amid deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States.

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