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March 2014 - South Korea Special Weapons News

  • S Korea fires warning shots after North crosses disputed border VoR 20 May 2014 -- A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots Tuesday after three North Korean patrol boats crossed over the disputed maritime border in the Yellow Sea, military officials said, according to AFP. The North Korean boats, which normally serve to keep fishing boats on the right side of the boundary, crossed into South Korean waters at 07:00 GMT, the South's joint chiefs of staff said.
  • S Korea launches anti-Pyongyang leaflets, N Korea warns of 'war' VoR 29 Mar 2014 -- North Korea said Saturday its relations with South Korea had been driven into a 'catastrophic' phase again, warning the South's scattering of anti-Pyongyang leaflets could spark a war. The statement came hours after Pyongyang's foreign ministry said the North would bolster its 'war deterrent', accusing the United States of deliberately escalating tension through ongoing joint military drills with the South.
  • N Korea's new nuclear test will not be left without response — S Korean FM VoR 31 Mar 2014 -- North Korea's possible new nuclear test will not be left without response, South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se warned on Monday. 'Whether North Korea will conduct a nuclear test ultimately depends on (the decision of) the North's leadership, but their choice will largely determine the future of North Korea,' the minister said. 'If North Korea carries out a nuclear test, (it) will certainly have to pay severe costs,' the South Korean foreign minister said.
  • North, South Korea Trade Artillery Fire Across Maritime Border VOA 31 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has fired artillery shells into South Korean waters, apparently in reaction to military exercises being conducted between the U.S. and South Korea.
  • Two Koreas trade fire across maritime border - military VoR 31 Mar 2014 -- North and South Korea traded fire across their disputed maritime border on Monday, with the South's military saying it had responded to shells landing in its waters from a North live-fire drill.
  • N Korea to carry out live-fire drills: Seoul Iran Press TV 31 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has announced that it is ready to carry out live-fire drills near its disputed border with South Korea, Seoul says.
  • N Korea doesn't rule out 'new form of nuclear test' VoR 30 Mar 2014 -- North Korea said Sunday it 'will not rule out' a new nuclear test as it defended its recent mid-range missile launch which triggered widespread international condemnation.
  • US, South Korea launching massive war games Iran Press TV 27 Mar 2014 -- South Korea and the United States are staging a 12-day military drill amid rising tensions on the troubled Korean Peninsula.
  • North Korea Slams South's President as Tensions Mount VOA 27 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has made a blistering verbal attack on South Korean President Park Geun-hye, calling her a 'faithful servant and stooge' of the U.S. and comparing her to a 'blabbering' peasant woman.
  • Remarks by President Obama, President Park of the Republic of Korea, and Prime Minister Abe of Japan The White House 25 Mar 2014
  • Time not ripe for military intelligence pact with Japan: S. Korea People's Daily 24 Mar 2014 -- South Korea's Defense Ministry said Monday that time was not ripe yet for signing a military intelligence pact with Japan, which was dropped by Seoul two years ago amid strong backlash at home.
  • US, South Korea set to launch massive war games Iran Press TV 20 Mar 2014 -- The United States military says Washington and Seoul are set to hold major war games next week, with the participation of thousands of American troops.
  • Over 10,000 US troops to participate in massive landing drill in S Korea VoR 20 Mar 2014 -- More than 10,000 US troops will participate in a large-scale landing drill in South Korea next week, the US military said Thursday, days after North Korea test-fired 25 projectiles in apparent protest at the continuing joint exercises. The drill, code-named Ssang Yong ('Twin Dragons') and billed by local news media as one of the largest-ever of amphibious landing exercises by the two allies, will take place from March 27 through to April 7 on the southeast coast of South Korea.
  • DPRK Clarifies Principled Stand KCNA 11 Mar 2014 -- The spokesman for the north side delegation for north-south high-level contact Tuesday made public a statement clarifying the DPRK's principled stand concerning the grave hurdle lying in the way of implementing the hard-won agreement made at the north-south high-level contact.
  • North Korea rejects talks on family reunions Iran Press TV 06 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has rejected a request from the South for talks on reunions for families separated by the Korean War amid simmering military tensions between the two neighbors.
  • North rejects S Korea's offer for talks on regular family reunion VoR 06 Mar 2014 -- North Korea on Thursday rejected South Korea's offer to hold talks between Red Cross officials to discuss the topic on regularly holding family reunions, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.
  • North may conduct nuclear test: S Korean official Iran Press TV 05 Mar 2014 -- South Korean Defense Minister claims that North Korea could conduct a nuclear test as tensions continue to grow on the troubled Korean Peninsula.
  • US, S. Korea Criticize N. Korea Missile Launches VOA 03 Mar 2014 -- The United States and South Korea have criticized another round of North Korean short range missile launches, saying two more missiles were fired Monday.
  • North Korea test fires two short-range missiles - Seoul VoR 03 Mar 2014 -- North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Monday into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, South Korea's defence ministry said, days after launching similar rockets last week.
  • Joint Appeal Issued to All Koreans KCNA 01 Mar 2014 -- The north's Council for the Reunification of Tangun's Nation and the south's Council for the Peaceful Unification of Tangun's Nation issued a joint appeal Saturday, the 95th anniversary of the March First Popular Uprising (March 1, 1919) recorded in the Korean nation' history of the struggle against foreign forces.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Ushering in New Era of Reunification, Prosperity KCNA 01 Mar 2014 -- Today marks the 95th anniversary of the March First Popular Uprising.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Implementing Inter-Korean Declarations KCNA 01 Mar 2014 -- Rodong Sinmun in an article Saturday calls for respecting the inter-Korean declarations and successfully implementing them in order to prevent the danger of a war and ensure peace on the Korean peninsula.

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