- Title: South Koreans visiting border area believe war with North is unlikely
- Date: 10th August 2017
- Summary: PAJU, SOUTH KOREA (AUGUST 10, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF NORTH KOREAN TERRITORY SEEN FROM OBSERVATORY ON SOUTH KOREAN SIDE MAN LOOKING TOWARDS NORTH KOREAN SIDE THROUGH BINOCULARS VARIOUS OF 48-YEAR-OLD SOUTH KOREAN CITIZEN, KIM JE-JUNG, LOOKING THROUGH BINOCULARS (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 48-YEAR-OLD SOUTH KOREAN CITIZEN, KIM JE-JUNG, SAYING: "Somehow, I feel wary. But I don't think a war will break out for sure so far. I feel the South and North Koreans are safe from each other. Also, since there are still many U.S. troops staying here and since we have the powerful nations with us, it's comforting. I think we are safe." VISITORS STANDING AROUND AND LOOKING THROUGH BINOCULARS AT OBSERVATORY (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 33-YEAR-OLD SOUTH KOREAN RESIDENT, JUNG SUN-HEE, SAYING: "I don't really worry about such issues (of war breaking out) in my daily life. I'm originally from Canada, and my family back home, and also my cousins in the U.S., keep on telling me to come back since they are worried that war might break out here, but I feel indifferent (to such worries). VARIOUS OF 72-YEAR-OLD SOUTH KOREAN CITIZEN, KIM SUNG-YOEN, AND HIS WIFE AT OBSERVATORY (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 72-YEAR-OLD SOUTH KOREAN CITIZEN, KIM SUNG-YOEN, SAYING: "If war starts now, both South and North Korea will lose everything. Both will be shooting missiles and no one will stop. That's why there must never be a war, but for now, I suppose our people do not really know what to do (to prevent a war)." NORTH KOREAN TERRITORY SEEN FROM OBSERVATORY ELDERLY WOMAN LOOKING THROUGH BINOCULARS
- Embargoed: 24th August 2017 08:13
- Keywords: South Korea border North Korea missile war threat the U.S.
- Location: PAJU, SOUTH KOREA
- City: PAJU, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TKPA9Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: South Koreans visiting an area near the country's border with North Korea on Thursday (August 10) expressed little worry about the possibility of war amid mounting tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Tourists looking at North Korean territory from an observatory point located in the border city of Paju said they felt wary, but that war was unlikely.
Earlier in the day, 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 for a missile strike near the Pacific territory of Guam.
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