- Title: South Korea urges North to stop all actions causing tensions on peninsula
- Date: 10th August 2017
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (AUGUST 10, 2017) (REUTERS) SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE SPOKESMAN, PARK SU-HYUN, BOWING AND WALKING TO PODIUM DURING NEWS BRIEFING ON RESULT OF NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL (NSC) STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING JOURNALISTS SEATED AND TYPING ON LAPTOPS PARK SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE SPOKESMAN, PARK SU-HYUN, SAYING: "Acknowledging that the security condition surrounding the Korean peninsula is getting more serious due to North Korea's continuous provocations and threats, the NSC's standing committee strongly urges North Korea to stop all actions that could further escalate tensions on the peninsula." JOURNALISTS TYPING PARK SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE SPOKESMAN, PARK SU-HYUN, SAYING: "Based on the solid joint defence system with the U.S., South Korea will cooperate with the U.S. and other related countries in finding all measures that will ease tensions and bring peace to this peninsula." NEWS BRIEFING IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 24th August 2017 10:50
- Keywords: North Korea threat missile South Korea National Security Council meeting briefing
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TKPE87
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: South Korea urged North Korea on Thursday (August 10) to stop all actions raising tensions on the Korean peninsula, adding that they would cooperate with the U.S. in finding peace-making measures.
The remarks were made by presidential Blue House spokesman Park Su-hyun during a media briefing after the standing committee of the Blue House's National Security Council held a meeting to discuss recent events.
Earlier on Thursday, North Korea dismissed warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States as a "load of nonsense" and outlined detailed plans on for a missile strike near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.
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