The South Korean Presidency urged the country’s National Security Council this Sunday to discuss the threat to North Korea from the impending breakdown in relations between the two nations.
The head of the South Korean Presidency’s National Security Bureau, Chung Eui Yong, along with government ministers involved in relations with the neighboring country, has examined the security situation in the country and possible responses to Pyongyang’s claims, according to South Korean presidential spokesman Kang Min Seok.
The Department of Defense said in a statement that South Korea maintains a firm position on the threats, although “in preparation for any situation,” the Yonhap news agency said.
It has also called for respect for the inter-Korean agreements. “They should be fully implemented to create peace on the Korean peninsula and avoid accidental confrontations,” said Seoul.