Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

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Unidentified flying objects crossed the border from the North over Cheorwon, Gangwon, on Tuesday afternoon, resulting in the South Korean military firing dozens of warning shots at it.

South Korea's military fired warning shots after a North Korean drone briefly crossed the border a year ago. Pyongyang said it launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, although United States officials questioned the extent of its progress.

The UN Security Council held a closed-door meeting on North Korea on Tuesday evening.

China's United Nations ambassador called Tuesday for the full implementation of existing Security Council resolutions on North Korea, while simultaneously de-escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.

North Korea has previously sent drones into South Korean airspace, with some crashing.

"I am making them because only then will the United States talk to me".

North Korea, also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States, saying the program is necessary to counter U.S. aggression. Pyongyang's actions are holding South Korea and neighboring countries at risk, and there is need to "take that risk away without taking his systems away", he said.

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If so, it wouldn't be the first time Seoul has reported a drone crossing over the border from the North.

In this Monday, May 22, 2017 photo, South Korean army's K-55 self-propelled howitzers fire during the annual exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea.

The chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in South Korea, the USA, and Japan held an urgent video conference on Tuesday after back-to-back missile tests by North Korea in recent weeks.

Brooks said, according to Yonhap News, a "very unsafe situation" is looming over the peninsula as North Korea carried out missile launches, claiming to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

In 2013, state media said North Korean leader Kim watched a drone attack drill on a simulated South Korean target. They later said it was probably a balloon carrying propaganda and that North Korean leaflets were subsequently found at the border.

North Korean diplomat Ju Yong Chol told the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva yesterday that North Korea's recent missile tests were a legitimate act of self-defence by a "fully fledged nuclear power".