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August 2012 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- South Korea Rejects Japan Island Proposal RIA Novosti 30 Aug 2012 -- South Korea rejected Japan’s proposal to take the two countries’ territorial dispute over the Takeshima Islands to the International Court of Justice.
- Frontier Island Residents Fear Another N. Korean Attack VOA 29 Aug 2012 -- It has been 19 months since North Korea shelled a frontier island, killing four South Koreans.
- KCNA Commentary on Japan and Tok Islets KCNA 28 Aug 2012 -- Japanese Foreign Minister Kenba: "Tok Islets are part of the territory of Japan in the light of history and international law."
- Japan Increases Rhetoric Against S. Korea Over Island Dispute VOA 24 Aug 2012 -- Japan's top government officials and lawmakers are continuing to turn up the heat on two neighboring countries with claims on islands that Japan considers its own.
- Ulchi Freedom Guardian Promotes Stability on Korean Peninsula AFPS 24 Aug 2012 -- As the United States and South Korea observe the 59th anniversary of the armistice that brought an unofficial end to the Korean War, their forces are sharpening their defensive capabilities through the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise.
- Spokesman for Korean Anti-Nuke Peace Committee on US KCNA 24 Aug 2012 -- The report "Radioactive warfare" worked out by the FBI on April 20, 1951 has been recently discovered.
- S. Korea to Return Japan's Protest Letter Amid Island Dispute VOA 23 Aug 2012 -- A simmering territorial dispute between South Korea and Japan continued, with Seoul saying it would return a protest letter sent by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
- Tensions Remain Between Japan, S. Korea Over Disputed Island VOA 22 Aug 2012 -- Japan has returned its ambassador to South Korea after recalling him over a territorial dispute that involves an island in the Sea of Japan.
- Japan, S. Korea Disputed Island Spat Heats Up VOA 21 Aug 2012 -- Japan delivered a diplomatic document to South Korea proposing that the two countries should take their territorial dispute over a group of small islets to the primary judicial entity of the United Nations.
- KCNA Commentary on US-S. Korea Military Drills KCNA 21 Aug 2012 -- The U.S. and the south Koreans, oblivious of the historical lesson, have created once again a touch-and-go situation on the Korean Peninsula, the world's biggest hotspot.
- KCNA on US-S. Korean Exercises KCNA 21 Aug 2012 -- The US and the south Koreans finally kicked off Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises
- KCNA Commentary on US-S. Korea Joint Drills KCNA 20 Aug 2012 -- The US and the south Koreans finally kicked off Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military drills despite the DPRK's repeated warnings.
- Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry on Ulji Freedom Guardian KCNA 20 Aug 2012 -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK issued the following statement.
- DPRK Army and People Ready for Decisive Battle KCNA 20 Aug 2012 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, during his recent inspection tour of island defence detachments stationed in the biggest hotspot in the southernmost part of the southwest front, ordered the servicepersons to deal at once deadly counter-blows at the enemy if even a single shell is dropped on the waters or in the area of the DPRK.
- Female Korean Political Heir Tapped As Presidential Candidate VOA 20 Aug 2012 -- South Korea's governing New Frontier (Saenuri) Party has selected Park Gyeun-hye, the daughter of a former dictator, as its candidate for president.
- KCNA Commentary Terms U.S. "Talk about Threat from North Korea" Theory for Dominating Asia-Pacific KCNA 18 Aug 2012 -- The U.S. is getting evermore vociferous about "threat from north Korea".
- U.S. Disregards S. Korea in Tok Islets Issue: Specialist KCNA 18 Aug 2012 -- A spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department reiterated that Japan and south Korea should resolve the territorial dispute over a pair of islands in the Sea of Japan through dialogue.
- Japan Recalls S. Korean Ambassador Over Island Visit VOA 10 Aug 2012 -- Japan has recalled its ambassador to South Korea to protest South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak's visit to a group of islands claimed by both countries.
- South Korean President Visits Islets Disputed with Japan VOA 10 Aug 2012 -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has visited a set of disputed islets in the sea between Japan and Korea, causing a diplomatic rift between the two nations.
- General: High Readiness Key to Deter North Korean Threats AFPS 10 Aug 2012 -- Maintaining a high state of military readiness is imperative to deterring North Korean threats in the region, the 8th U.S. Army’s deputy commander said.
- Truth about US, S. Korean Abduction and Terrorism Disclosed KCNA 08 Aug 2012 -- The National Reunification Institute released a statement telling before the world the whole story about the allurement, abduction, plots, attempted terrorism, subversive and sabotage activities of the U.S. and the south Korea.
- Rodong Sinmun Exposes Danger of Joint Military Exercises KCNA 06 Aug 2012 -- The U.S. is mulling staging Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises with the south Koreans from August 20 to 31.
- Chief of Panmunjom Mission Sends Protest Notice to US KCNA 06 Aug 2012 -- The U.S. and the south Korea are going to stage again Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises from August 20 to 31.
- South Korean Activist Alleges Torture in Chinese Prison VOA 06 Aug 2012 -- China is denying allegations that authorities tortured a detained South Korean human rights campaigner.
- US, S. Korea Warned of Severest Punishment for Attempted Terrorism KCNA 05 Aug 2012 -- It is the will of the army of the DPRK to scour and punish those who orchestrated terrorism against the DPRK.
- Minju Joson on US, S. Korea Confab KCNA 05 Aug 2012 -- It was reported that shortly ago, Ashton Carter, U.S. deputy defense secretary, flew into south Korea and met Kim Kwan Jin, "minister of Defence", and Kim Song Hwan, "minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade" of south Korea.
- South Korea Rejects North's Terrorism Allegations VOA 01 Aug 2012 -- South Korea is calling “ridiculous” a North Korean claim that activists based in Seoul are behind alleged acts of sabotage in the North.
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