S.Korea warns of ‘strong measures different from past’ in case of N.K. provocation – 25 Apr 2017

  • South Korea’s Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn warned North Korea on 25 Apr 17 that it would face “strong measures” different from the past should it press ahead with another provocation.
  • Hwang made the remarks amid growing concerns that the communist state could conduct a nuclear test or an intercontinental ballistic missile launch to mark the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People’s Army.
  • “(Pyongyang) must be aware that it would face strong measures different from what has been taken so far should it undertake another reckless provocation in defiance of strong warnings from the international community that includes our government and the United States,” Hwang said during a Cabinet meeting.
  • The acting president ordered the military to maintain an “impregnable” defense posture, noting that the likelihood of North Korean provocations remains high particularly at a time of government change in Seoul.
  • Beijing, Pyongyang’s traditional ally, has also warned against any act that would escalate regional tensions.

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