25 Sep '17, 11pm

Imperative to avoid military clashes with North Korea: South Korean Foreign Minister

Imperative to avoid military clashes with North Korea: South Korean Foreign Minister

WASHINGTON - It is imperative that South Korea and the United States manage the crisis with North Korea to prevent further escalation or any kind of military clash which could quickly spiral out of control, South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha told an audience at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). “It is very likely that North Korea will conduct further provocations and under these circumstances it is imperative that we - Korea and the United States together - manage the situation with astuteness and steadfastness,” she said. “There cannot be another war in the region; there cannot be another outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula,” she said. “The consequences would be devastating not just for the Korean peninsula but for north east Asia and indeed for the whole international community.” Stressing repeatedly that South Korea and the US did...

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