06 Jun '11, 3am

S. Korea urges N. Korea to 'take path of peace'

SEOUL: South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak called Monday for North Korea to "take the path of peace" after a series of threats and mounting harsh rhetoric by the communist country. "North Korea must cast off a course of confrontation and conflict and take the path of peace and prosperity," Lee said in a Memorial Day speech. "For this we will continue our sincere and consistent efforts with patience," he told a solemn ceremony at a national cemetery in Seoul after memorial sirens wailed for the war dead, followed by a salute of 21 guns. The ceremony came amid high cross-border tensions after North Korea threatened retaliation after media outlets in Seoul revealed South Korean troops had been using its rulers as rifle-range targets. Several training centres for South Korean marines, ground troops and army reservists had been using the pictures. They have since been ordered ...

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