S.Korea military says ready to strike back if North attacks

Published: March 6, 2013
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A South Korean naval ship launches an indigenous cruise missile during a drill at an undisclosed location. PHOTO: REUTERS

A South Korean naval ship launches an indigenous cruise missile during a drill at an undisclosed location. PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL: South Korea’s military said on Wednesday it was fully prepared to strike back at the North if its neighbour uses military force, a day after Pyongyang threatened to scrap the armistice agreement ending the 1950-53 Korean War.

“If North Korea undertakes provocation and threatens the lives and safety of our people, we make it clear that we have all preparations in place for a strong and decisive punishment not only against the source of the aggression and its support forces but also the commanding element,” a major general of the South Korean military told a press conference.

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  • Sexton Blake
    Mar 6, 2013 - 5:40PM

    Who are the South Koreans kidding. They have been blustering for many years now with the full knowledge that America is just itching to have a go at North Korea, even though they have acquired nuclear weapons.

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