The South Korean presidential administration convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Council a few hours after North Korea dropped two unidentified shells into the Sea of Japan.
The Standing Committee of the National Security Council began a meeting at 9 a.m. local time under the chairmanship of Presidential Advisor on National Security Chung Yui Yong, the presidential administration said.
Earlier, the military of South Korea reported that in the DPRK launched two unidentified shells.
According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shells were fired from the eastern coastal city of Toccheon in Gangwon-do province. The military did not provide any other details, including their type, range and maximum altitude.
In recent weeks, such launches are regularly carried out in the DPRK. On Saturday, August 11, Seoul reported that the DPRK launched two missiles. The South Korean military believes that these were short-range ballistic missiles.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he had received a letter from Kim Jong-un stating that similar trials regularly conducted by North Korea in recent weeks will end as soon as the United States and South Korea complete the ongoing joint exercises.