South Korean leader warns of North's 'reckless provocations'
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean President Park Geun Hye warned on Monday of possible "reckless provocations" by North Korea after the shock execution of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, calling for the military to step up vigilance.
Pyongyang executed Jang Song Thaek - Mr Kim's powerful uncle and political regent - last Thursday, charging him with corruption and plotting to overthrow the state.
Jang's execution - just days after he was ousted from all his party and military positions - marked the biggest political upheaval since Mr Kim took power two years ago.
"Given the latest development in the North, it is uncertain to what direction its political situation would evolve," Ms Park said.