Wonsan


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Won·san

 (wŭn′sän′)
A city of southeast North Korea on the Sea of Japan east of Pyongyang. Opened to foreign trade in 1883, it is a major port and naval base.

Wŏnsan

(ˈwɒnˈsæn)
n
(Placename) a port in SE North Korea, on the Sea of Japan (East Sea): oil refineries. Pop: 319 000 (2005 est)

Wŏn•san

(ˈwœnˈsɑn)

n.
a seaport in E North Korea. 350,000.
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The first missile was launched from the Kalma area in the North's eastern port of Wonsan, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), according to the South Korean News Agency (Yonhap).
Seoul's Unification Ministry stated that the crew members arrived at Sokcho port on Sunday, a day after they left the North's Wonsan port, adding it "positively" assesses the North's repatriation of the crew members.
On July 17, North Korean border guards detained the Xianghailin-8 and escorted it to the port city of Wonsan with 17 crew members on board.
Seoul's Unification Ministry said in a statement the crew arrived aboard the same boat at Sokcho on Sunday, a day after they left the North's Wonsan port.
The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles fired from around the North's eastern coastal town of Wonsan flew about 430km (270 miles) before landing in the waters off the country's east coast.
The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles fired from around the North's eastern coastal town of Wonsan flew about 270 miles before landing in the waters off the country's east coast.
When Gertrude Bilbrough arrived in Wonsan in the summer of 1899, excitement undoubtedly swept through the handful of Western women in that port.
The White House said in a statement that the two leaders discussed "recent developments regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and how to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK." This comes following North Korea's recent launch of short-range missiles from its eastern coast into the Sea of Japan, where the South Korean military indicated that "several short-range projectiles" were fired involving a new type of tactical guided weapons and 240-mm and 300-mm multiple rocket launcher systems off its eastern coastal town of Wonsan. (end) si.ibi
Pyongyang fired the projectiles - initially described by the Joint Chiefs of Staff as "missiles" - from the east coast town of Wonsan between 9:06 am local time and 9:27 am, Yonhap news agency said.
The North fired an unidentified short-range missile from the city of Wonsan around 9am local time (midnight GMT), South Korea's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
Kim had spent childhood vacations at the Wonsan region and it was always been a summer destination for North Koreans, making it the focus of North Korea's tourism for over a decade.