, The incident caused an escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula and prompted widespread international condemnation of the North's actions. " The South Korean Deputy Minister of Defense acknowledged that South Korean artillery units had been carrying out live-fire exercises, but denied that the shots had crossed into the North Korean sea area. ""North Korea argues that we fired at them first, but this is the direction that we fired," he said standing on the northern tip of the normally idyllic island of fishermen, pointing southwest, away from North Korea.".  The sight of burning houses and plumes of smoke prompted international reaction. With â¦ It has made several incursions that have sparked clashes between the two sides, notably a naval battle near Yeonpyeong island in 1999 as well as another engagement in the same area in 2002. 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