The warning was sent in a statement which the official KCNA news agency was authorized to release.
The KCNA reported that following the exchange of artillery fire between the DPRK and South Korea on Nov. 23 and last week's U.S.-South Korean naval drills, Seoul is planning large-scale combined naval maneuvers with the U.S. Seventh Fleet. Moreover, South Korea will stage firing exercises at 29 places including Taechong Island, one of the five islands very close to the DPRK territory, the KCNA said.
All the South Korean moves are aiming at making military provocations against the DPRK and implementing its so-called "retaliatory plan," the statement said.
The provocations are rapidly driving the situation on the Korean Peninsula to "an uncontrollable extreme phase," and no one can predict to what extent the situation will deteriorate in the future, it warned.
The DPRK is now maintaining "maximum self-possession and self-control," the statement said. But if an all-out war breaks out between the two sides, it will seriously affect peace and security not only on the Korean Peninsula, but also in the rest of the region, it said.
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have been heightened since Nov. 23, when the DPRK and South Korea exchanged artillery fire, which killed four South Koreans.
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak speaks in a nationally televised public speech in Seoul, capital of South Korea, Nov. 29, 2010. South Korea will make the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) pay for any further provocation as tolerance in the past has only resulted in bigger provocations, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Monday. (Xinhua Photo)
SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- South Korea will make the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) pay for any further provocation as tolerance in the past has only resulted in bigger provocations, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Monday.
"(We) have come to realize it's hard to expect North Korea ( DPRK) to voluntarily give up on its military brinkmanship and nuclear program," Lee said in a nationally televised public speech Monday morning. "South Koreans now know further patience and tolerance will only encourage even bigger provocations," he said. "We will make sure that the North pays for its future provocations. " Full story