Pyongyang ratcheted up tension in the region early on Thursday by declaring that a plan to strike an area miles from the US Pacific territory of Guam would be ready by mid-August, two days after US President Donald Trump warned the North it would face "fire and fury" if it continued making threats.
South Korea Calls Urgent Security Meeting After North's Newest Threat
© Sputnik / Ramil SitdikovSeoul, the capital and the largest city in South Korea.
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South Korea’s National Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday afternoon, the presidential office said, hours after the North announced a plan was in the making to strike waters off a US island.
8 August 2017, 19:02 GMT
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. local time (6:00GMT), the presidential office said, according to South Korea’s news agency Yonhap. It will be chaired by national security chief Chung Eui-yong.