Pyongyang will pay for provocations, South Korean president says

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has condemned North Korea for firing a ballistic missile and warned Pyongyang that it will pay for its provocations.

The South Korean government convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Council after the missile launch on Thursday. Yoon was in attendance.

He issued the warning there before he headed to Japan for summit talks with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio.

Yoon reportedly ordered the South Korean military to conduct joint drills with the United States completely, so it can maintain its readiness against North Korea.

Yoon also reportedly said that he wants Japan, the US and South Korea to boost security cooperation.