North Korea terminated somewhere around 23 rockets into the ocean on Wednesday, including one that landed under 60 km (40 miles) off South Korea's coast, 

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which South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol portrayed as "regional infringement" and Washington reprimanded as "careless".

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It was whenever a long range rocket first had arrived close to the South's waters since the promontory was separated in 1945, 

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 and the most rockets terminated by the North in a solitary day. South Korea gave uncommon air assault admonitions and sent off its own rockets accordingly.

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In Washington, White House national security spokesperson John Kirby called the North Korean launches "reckless" and said the United States would make sure it had the military capabilities in place to defend its treaty allies South Korea and Japan.

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The missile landed outside South Korea's territorial waters, but south of the Northern Limit Line (NLL), a disputed inter-Korean maritime border.

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South Korean warplanes fired three air-to-ground missiles into the sea north across the NLL in response, the South's military said. An official said the weapons used included an AGM-84H/K SLAM-ER, which is a U.S.

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"President Yoon Suk-yeol noted North Korea's provocation today was an effective act of territorial encroachment by a missile intruding the NLL for the first time since (the two Koreas') division," his office said.

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North Korea has continuously been launching missiles over the past year in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said.

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