North Korea fired three ballistic missiles on Wednesday morning, less than a day after U.S. President Joe Biden left Japan following his summits in Seoul and Tokyo.
Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters that the missiles were shot toward the East Sea, with the first fired at 6 AM, followed by two more projectiles at around 6:40.
The types of missiles have not yet been identified and the South Korean military is in the stage of verifying the distances and trajectories.
President Yoon Suk-yeol convened his first National Security Council meeting to assess and address Pyeongyang's second provocation since the South Korean leader took office.
Seoul and Washington officials for weeks have warned that Pyeongyang might launch a major provocation before or during U.S. President Biden's five-day stay in Seoul and Tokyo.
The North's launch comes less than 24 hours after the the American leader departed from the region.