November 28th, 2010
02:10 PM ET

North Korea slams U.S.-South Korea military drills

South Korea and the United States started joint military exercises Sunday, U.S. Forces Korea spokesman David Oten told CNN, prompting a furious response from North Korea.

The naval operations are "no more than an attempt to find a pretext for aggression and ignite a war at any cost," North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said, warning that the drills "are putting the Korean Peninsula at a state of ultra-emergency."

North Korea warned of unpredictable "consequences" if the United States sends an aircraft carrier to the Yellow Sea for the military maneuvers.

The divided peninsula, tense at the best of times, has been near the boiling point since Tuesday, when North Korea shelled a South Korean island, killing four people.

China called Sunday for an emergency meeting of the six major powers involved in talks about the Korean peninsula.

Top diplomats from the six nations need to meet soon to "maintain peace and stability on the peninsula and ease the tension" in the region, Beijing's special representative for the region, Wu Dawei, said Sunday.

South Korea said Sunday it did not think the time was right for a resumption of the Six-Party talks, then added that its comment was not a response to China's call for an emergency meeting, which Seoul said it would "bear in mind."

But Seoul was extremely cautious about the proposal, given what it called the North's "military provocation," and recent nuclear moves.

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soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. Cesar

    ROT IN HELL WhiLE I P I S S ON YOUr grAVES

    November 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. pd

    while all this is goin on, I want you all to remember this. Obama busted his lip playin ball. THAT, people is a problem worth worrying bout! Obviously, he is isnt that worried bout it! maybe we shouldnt be either! Oh! wait a min, he wont deploy to korea or afghan, or any where else! Me and my friends will, OORAH! have fun mister president, and take care of that lip. Sleep well ALL you politicians, WE the troops will do the dirty work for YOU!

    November 28, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. webcam on Mehdi

    Wow...he turned off the lights in his mom's bedroom. He knows about the webcam now, but he can't find it.in the dark. Maybe Cesar can move the webcam while he's there playing Dr. Bad. Psssst. cesar. can you hear me? He can't hear me over Mehdi-Mom's yelling from the other room. Cesar will probably smell like burnt plastic after he's done playing Dr. Bad. And phil is my real name. Actually it's 'Philip' with one L.

    November 28, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Thomas

    I think this guy and Willie Nelson oughta hook up. Take the edge off a bit. .

    November 28, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. phil @ Dr. Bad

    The Muslim Brotherhood you say? Aren't they the ones who started that news agency originally headquartered on a US Navy base in Doha, Qatar? What are they called....oh yeah! al-Jazeera, the voice of al-Queda.

    November 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    @Webcam: Yes, I can hear you. GO ENLIST U SWINE. YOU ARE So CLEVER AND I AM STUPID. YOU MONKEY VOMIT. AMERIcA OWES CHIna 30 TRiLON DOllARS.

    November 28, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    YOU GOLD DIGGINg C.U.N.T.S. Fight your own WAR

    November 28, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    PHIL U JEWEL. ENLIST SELFISH AMERICAN P.I.G.

    November 28, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • HAPPY AMERCIAN

      YOU MUST BE A MEXICAN OR MAY I SAY A MEXICAN JUMPER ( A MEXICAN WHO JUMPS THE BORDER).

      November 28, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tomcat

    So while the military units sit waiting and the countries point fingers the Korean people on both sides wait and see what lies ahead for them. What a mess.

    November 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    THE SAME DIRTY FILTHY TRASH RUNS THEIR MOUTH ON AND ON . YOU TWO PHIL. YOU MAKE ME SICK YOU AmERICAN WALMART PIG FAKER

    November 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    OH PHIL YOU PIG FAKER. GO TO IRAQ AND ENLIsT JEW BOY COWARD

    November 28, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    AMERICA WILL FALL BECAS U PIGS ARE SOO GREEDY. GO NOW AND DIE ALONE AND STUPID. CHRISTINE, I WILL CALL YOU TONIGt. YOU HAVE BEEN SO GRACIES TO HELP ME

    November 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    Another mesagege blocked by CNN they think they are so clever. They cannot stop truth.

    November 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tomcat

    @cnn can you at least try to shut dr bad up for a little bit? I know that there is freedom of speach but do we need all the vulgar words? Thanks.

    November 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      i agree with you and the cesar guy they're only doing it because they are feeling safe secure behind a computer. They will never say any of this too anyone's face

      November 28, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. phil

    tomcat...so how's it going for you? What's new...blah blah blah. Haven't really chatted with you for quite a while. Still in Texas? Wife, kids OK?

    November 28, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
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