N. Korea fires Scud missiles as US-S. Korea hold drills
Published on Mar 4, 2014 5:42 AM
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea fired short-range Scud missiles off its east coast for the second time in a week, drawing condemnation from Washington and Seoul as the allies held joint military exercises.
South Korea called Monday's missile launches a "reckless provocation" while the United States demanded the North show restraint and abide by UN Security Council resolutions.
The two Scud missiles "flew in a northeasterly direction and landed in the sea," Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Damien Pickart told AFP.
The United States is "closely monitoring the situation on the Korean peninsula," he said.
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