North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles as Biden leaves Japan

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North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles as Biden leaves Japan

Seoul : North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles from its east coast into the Sea of Japan, hours after US President Joe Biden's visit to Asia ended.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the first missile was fired at 6 am local time on Wednesday. After this, the second was fired after 37 minutes and the third was fired after five minutes. The South Korean military said it was fully prepared and cooperating with the US.

South Korea's newly elected President, Yoon Suk-yeol, called a meeting of the National Security Council shortly after North Korea's missile launch. North Korea has conducted a record number of missile launches this year. These include the testing of the largest intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The US military command said it was aware of North Korea's multiple ballistic missile launches and was assessing it. President Biden has been briefed about the North Korean missile launch.