South Korea warns North Korea it will ‘sternly retaliate’ to any further provocation

This is an update on this story:

Two South Korean marines were killed and 17 others injured, as well as three civilians, after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells onto a Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow sea, 50 miles off the South’s northwest coast in an area close to a disputed sea border.The attack, which comes days after it emerged that North Korea was pressing ahead with its illegal nuclear programme, marks a serious further escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

A presidential statement said the shelling “constitutes a clear armed provocation.”

via South Korea warns North Korea it will ‘sternly retaliate’ to any further provocation – Telegraph.

China, meanwhile has shown its real position with the statement:

We hope the relevant parties do more to contribute to peace and stability on the Korean peninsula,” said a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, adding that China was still seeking information on the clash. “The situation needs to be verified,” he said.

Oh, sure. It needs to be verified. The attacked needs to do more to contribute to peace and stability the in the area. Yeah, I’m sure that if China would be the attacked, Chinese Govt would also say that they do need to do more for peace and stability.

Russia has also Warned “against military escalation in the area“.

What assholes. What they should do is press North Korea against producing that “military escalation“, as it was the one who attacked. And it was not the first time.

More here.

One comment on “South Korea warns North Korea it will ‘sternly retaliate’ to any further provocation

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