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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on January 25th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

North Korea Threatens the South With Attack Over UN Sanctions

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It looks like ROK forces best be on a heightened state of alert along the DMZ and especially the NLL because the recent UN sanctions have given them an excuse to create another provocation:

North Korea on Friday threatened “physical countermeasures” against South Korea if it directly takes part in United Nations-led sanctions against the communist country.

The statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency and issued by the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, claimed that South Korea played an active part in the passage of the U.N. Security Council resolution that condemned Pyongyang for launching a long-range rocket on Dec. 12.

The resolution passed unanimously by the 15-member council on Wednesday (Korea time) is the fifth to be slapped on the North for its rocket and nuclear programs since May 1993. It calls for the tightening of existing sanctions, such as imposing travel bans on four individuals and freezing assets belonging to North Korea’s space agency, a bank and four trading companies accused of engaging in arms shipments. It also banned technology developments and the transfer of money that supports such operations.

“If the South takes direct part in the U.N. sanctions, the DPRK will take strong physical countermeasures against it,” it said, referring to North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.  [Yonhap]

You can read the rest at the link, but the North Koreans will likely not launch a provocation in the near term, but instead wait and see how negotiations go with the new Park Geun-hye government in regards to getting free stuff.  If they feel like they cannot get free stuff from the new South Korean government than they may return to their usual provocation playbook to pressure the South Korean government to give in to their demands.

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  • Setnaffa
    8:51 pm on January 25th, 2013 1

    There comes a time when you have to either surrender or stand up to terrorists.

  • Conway Eastwood
    10:01 am on January 26th, 2013 2


    The Norks? Terrorists? Oh, please. The only one they’re terrorizing is me, with their pitifully bumbling escapades. :lol:

    It’s standard business for them. Create tension, back off. Lather, rinse, repeat. Same old, same old.

  • Setnaffa
    9:30 pm on January 26th, 2013 3

    Talk to the families they have ravaged and if you feel the same way, I pity you for your lack of compassion.

    Terrorists are extortionists on a bigger scale. Which is the “standard business” you mention as if dead Koreans is a joke to you.

  • kangaji
    3:31 pm on January 28th, 2013 4

    Exclusively targeting civilians and/or threatening civilians with military force for political, territorial, and material gain is the best way to

    A) Prevent tragedies like Sandy Hook.
    B) Describe US foreign policy.
    C) Get money from South Korea.
    D) Reasonble way of dealing with people outside your religion


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