U.N. Security council to hold emergency meeting on Korean tensions
December 18th, 2010
06:55 PM ET

U.N. Security council to hold emergency meeting on Korean tensions

At Russia's urging, the United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency session concerning tensions on the Korean Peninsula at 11 a.m. Sunday (1600 GMT), the U.S. Mission to the United Nations confirms to CNN.

Read CNN's coverage of the tensions on the Korean peninsula
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  1. Fred Bartkowski

    Send North food and coats now. Bad time of year for bloodletting.
    Advere weather is a fine excuse and can be used until it warms up a bit.

    December 18, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. D. MacArthur

    Carry on with your drills, South Korea!

    Don't listen to any of these rambling, double-talking clowns with their big meetings, big agendas and diplomatic failures.

    Dialogue has gone the way of the dinosaur in Korea. Time for military action.

    Fire away, boys. So we can get food to North Korea by Christmas.

    December 18, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • thomas pham

      thanks mr.D.MacArthur,
      you are 1000% right on, it the time now, s.korea take over north korea, which it help people of n.korea did wanted overthrow it communist regime dictator, this inhuman behaved gov. before n.korea have nucleurs bomb, the war time will be only 3 days,
      the people of n.korea was get sick and tired animal communist goverment,

      December 19, 2010 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |

    i tired of hearing about korea. i wish one of them would do something already or kiss and make-up.. it's like watching two kids at school trying to fight but scared of getting hit.

    December 18, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. meee

    PFFT! screw the north let em starve and freeze

    December 18, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    You don't really want to have a full-scale war w/N. Korea...unless you're suicidal.

    December 18, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tomcat

    @ruff well put

    December 18, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tomcat

    phil has a point. this could speed up the 2012 theory. oh crap y2k all over again start the counting tick tock

    December 18, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Zach

    I've been to North Korea twice on an American passport. I have pried beneath the propaganda before me and found a very sweet, and tender people, blinded by their only means for survival – the cult of personality that is the Kim family. The attack was used to explain to the North Korean people what a powerful and brave general Kim Jong Il's son was in the face of whatever supposed South Korean farce threat the NK government puts on their radio and tv broadcast. Do not blindly suggest we should level these people. China has bided its time long enough in fear of another American ally sharing a border with Chinese territory, and must accept that such a scenario is far preferrable to nuclear war and a refugee crisis at it's doorstep.

    December 18, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kermie

    Knock it off Jim Henson! >:(

    December 18, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The Truth

    Just go ahead and let them fight it out. Its going to happen, just a matter of time. Then after that shoving match is over, deal with Iran. Or, let it all happen at once, really get it completed. Shouldn't take but a few days if done correctly, then we can all have a Merry Christmas.

    December 19, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. Derrick

    Every nation should have nuke then no one could fear the other every one can do the same damage to the other remember they say the bomb was going to make peace in the world

    December 19, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. mike

    Dangerous times folks...as an American living here in South Korea, I feel that the one blatant fear is obviously their nuclear capabilities combined with the neurosis of everyone's favorite sweethearts Kim Jong Il and clan. But indeed if a war is to happen ...then let it, because the peoples of the north are suffering for both food and freedom.

    December 19, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  13. phil

    @The Truth...yep, Iran must be subdued. It's getting more and more difficult ea. day for troops to guard Afghan pipelines feeding Caspian Basin oil to China. Iran is the direct route from the basin to China, so the Carlyle Group will save millions on pipeline construction.

    December 19, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. Ed Bailey

    I am not a non-humanitarian person but I need food for christmas. Americas giveaways have been squandered long enough. Except for the LDS church,they are still trying to pad their declining roles and their rich.10% dailey,mandatory,every cult does it!BUT OUR government has paid for more follies with our tax money that have not only been unproductive,they have produced the exact opposite goal. Look at iran,ETC.

    December 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mavigozler

    Yes, I think limited nuclear strikes at the command-and-control centers in Pyongyang and other known spots will have the effect of cutting off the head of the snake, and the million men under arms in the north will no lose their nerve to be nutty like their fearless leader. It's time to put an end to this destructive cult, and to give psychotherapy to free the millions who have fallen under the mind control of these morons. If China won't put a leash on this rabid dog, the U.S. will, and the U.S. should dare China to take inadvisable action. Of course, since the Chinese don't want the peninsula unified within the U.S. sphere, they will probably have to take out the Kims themselves.

    December 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
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