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South Korean President calls for tighter vigilance against North Korea

Published on Apr 7, 2014 4:05 PM
 
South Korean President Park speaks during a joint commissioning ceremony for 5,860 new officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul. South Korean President Park Geun Hye called on Monday for tighter vigilance against North Korea, days after its leader Kim Jong Un warned of a very grave situation on the peninsula. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean President Park Geun Hye called on Monday for tighter vigilance against North Korea, days after its leader Kim Jong Un warned of a "very grave situation" on the peninsula.

At a meeting with top aides, Ms Park noted North Korea had recently threatened a fresh nuclear test, test-fired missiles and lobbed artillery shells across the sea border.

Three drones suspected to have flown from the North to scout South Korea's military facilities were also found in the South over the past month.

"We have to take it seriously that North Korea has been continuously firing missiles and intensifying reconnoitring," Ms Park was quoted as saying by a media pool report. "We must prepare ourselves for possible further provocative acts by North Korea and take measures to stop and repel such provocative acts."

 
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