North Korea launches ballistic missile, warns of 'violent' counteraction against U.S. incursions

Dictatorship warns of "stupid" activities by U.S., allies.

Updated: November 17, 2022 - 3:57pm

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North Korea on Thursday fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, a show of bravado that comes after a tripartite meeting between the U.S., Japan and South Korea.

The missile was reportedly launched from the Wonsan region in the southeastern portion of the country. It allegedly fell into the waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. 

On Thursday, meanwhile, North Korean Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui released a statement in which he intimated further aggression amid a recent meeting between the United States, South Korea and Japan. 

That meeting occurred at the East Asian Summit earlier this week; the White House said that at the meeting the three nations "resolved to forge still-closer trilateral links, in the security realm and beyond."

In his statement, Choe offered a "serious warning" to the three nations.

"The US bid to 'strengthen the offer of the extended deterrence' and the military activities of the allied forces around the Korean peninsula which become busy day by day are a stupid act of inviting greater instability to the United States and its Allies," the statement read.

Choe warned that North Korea's response to the alleged provocations "will be more violent in direct proportion to them and it will be more serious, realistic and inevitable threat to the United States and its followers."

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