SEOUL – North Korea suspended a military action plan against South Korea during a meeting of the Central Military Commission chaired by leader Kim Jong-un, state media reported Wednesday. Pyongyang is behind the decision.

The decision came as a surprise as North Korea is expected to convene a central military committee of the ruling Workers' Party in support of military action its military has threatened to counter. South Korea outraged over leaflets against Pyongyang.

The official Korean Central News Agency reported that leader Kim Jong Un presided over a preliminary meeting of the Central Military Commission via video clip on Tuesday and decided to discontinue the military action plan.