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Q&A on Korea Tensions


Q&A Revere & Beattie / Korea Tensions / South Korean President Park Geun-hye ordered officials of the country's Defense Ministry today to respond early and strongly to any provocation from North Korea, without any regard to political consequences. Pyongyang has issued repeated threats of war against the South and the United States over joint military exercises, as well as tightened U.N. sanctions following its third nuclear test. Evans Revere, a former U.S. diplomat and Korea analyst with the global strategy firm Albright Stonebridge Group and former president of the Korea Society, tells VOA's Victor Beattie Ms. Park campaigned on a willingness to engage with the North conditioned on the North ending its threats.

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