North Korea fires three missiles as Biden ends Asia visit | Weapons News
South Korea says the launches began early on Wednesday morning.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the first missile was launched at 6am local time (21:00 GMT) on Wednesday, with a second launch 37 minutes later and the third five minutes after that.
The military said it was “maintaining a full readiness posture” and closely cooperating with the US.
South Korea’s new-elected President Yoon Suk-Yeol immediately convened a meeting of the National Security Council.
North Korea has carried out a record number of missile launches this year, including a test of its biggest intercontinental ballistic missiles since 2017.
“The missile launches highlights the destabilizing impact of the DPRK’s illicit weapons program,” it said in a statement, referring to North Korea by its official name.