South Korea Calls Urgent Security Meeting After North’s Newest Threat

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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.

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.
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.

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