Politician says Russia vs Mexico football game will be interesting to watchSport June 23, 21:11
Kyrgyz president sees revival of relations with Russia as major result of his tenureWorld June 23, 20:49
Ex-premier says initiative to impeach Poroshenko stems from Ukraine’s economy collapseWorld June 23, 20:20
This week in photos: Confederations Cup opening and summer solstice celebrationsSociety & Culture June 23, 19:11
Turkish ambassador to Russia: Moscow and Ankara to join efforts in war on terrorWorld June 23, 18:45
Ukraine’s finance ministry files appeal to London Court against Russia in $3 bln debt caseBusiness & Economy June 23, 18:42
Ukrainian society tired of Poroshenko’s policy — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 17:58
Deutsche Welle sees Russian international broadcasters as threat to European ideasWorld June 23, 17:34
Watchdog claims Telegram provides means of communication to terroristsBusiness & Economy June 23, 16:45
SEOUL, December 16. /ITAR-TASS/. South Korea does not exclude the possibility of provocations by North Korea, as it remains unknown which steps Pyongyang might take after the execution of Jang Song-Thaek — uncle of the country’s leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said at a meeting with her senior secretaries.
Seoul’s concerns are growing that North Korea could try to escalate tensions with the outside world in an effort to strengthen internal unity after executing the young leader’s uncle, for treason last week, Yonhap news agency reported.
“When we look at recent series of developments in North Korea, it is uncertain in which direction the North Korean situation will go. We are in a situation where we cannot rule out contingencies, such as reckless provocations,” Park said.
She said the entire nation should be thoroughly prepared for all possibilities, considering the “gravity and unpredictability of the current situation” on the Korean Peninsula. She also called for guarding against the possibility of North Korea attempting to cause division in national unity in the South. “While closely monitoring related developments ... we should be prepared for all situations,” she said. “The military and police should strengthen vigilance against various forms of provocations, especially” in front-line areas, including border islands in the Yellow Sea, she said.