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US warns North Korea against raising tension with South

Posted By admin On October 10, 2008 @ 4:06 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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Friday, October 10, 2008

US officials have urged North Korea to avoid missile launches and other acts that could raise tension with South Korea, amid deadlocked negotiations for Pyongyang’s nuclear disarmament.

The officials also regretted that North Korea had now barred UN inspectors from its nuclear sites following its moves to restart a nuclear program it had shut down last year under the six-party disarmament negotiations.

“We would urge North Korea to avoid any steps that increase tension on the peninsula,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters on Thursday when asked about rising tensions over the disputed Korean maritime borders.

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Two days after it fired short-range missiles in the Yellow Sea, North Korea on Thursday accused South Korean ships of violating its territorial waters there and warned that escalating tensions could lead to a clash.

McCormack could not confirm whether North Korea had test-fired missiles, but added: “I would remind the North Korean government … that missile-related activities are prohibited under UN Security Council Resolution 1718.”

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[1] AFP: http://www.spacewar.com/2006/081010030003.zvsn4mwy.html

[2] South Korea warns North not to test-fire missiles: http://www.prisonplanet.com/south-korea-warns-north-not-to-test-fire-missiles.html

[3] South Korea Warns North Against New Attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/south-korea-warns-north-against-new-attack.html

[4] North Korea moves missiles, South Korean markets roiled: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-moves-missiles-south-korean-markets-roiled.html

[5] North and South Korea on the brink of war, Russian diplomat warns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-and-south-korea-on-the-brink-of-war-russian-diplomat-warns.html

[6] South Korea warns North Korea it will ‘sternly retaliate’ to any further provocation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/south-korea-warns-north-korea-it-will-sternly-retaliate-to-any-further-provocation.html

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