Korean tensions high as U.N. meets
December 19th, 2010
10:03 AM ET

Korean tensions high as U.N. meets

As the U.N. Security Council prepared to convene Sunday morning to hold an emergency session concerning tensions on the Korean Peninsula, South Korea reiterated that it will go forward with live-fire military drills this week.

The drills will take place Monday or Tuesday in the Yellow Sea off Yeonpyeong Island, the state-run Yonhap news agency reported, citing a military official. Tensions between the two Koreas have been high since the North fired upon the island last month, killing two marines and two civilians.

"The planned firing drill is part of the usual exercises conducted by our troops based on Yeonpyeong Island. The drill can be justifiable, as it will occur within our territorial waters," the official said.

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  1. meee!

    Those silly rascals huh

    December 19, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nasty nate

    @cesar mrs.Obama needs a man not another daughter

    December 20, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nasty nate

    Ive already been to the white house and and slept in the first bed

    December 20, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nasty nate

    Damn u

    December 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nasty nate

    Im wit fred america does only attack weak countries and they call us of brave heroes what a joke no wonder women and gays serve in our military because were not really fighting nobody

    December 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nasty nate

    America fooled all of us we are not who they say we are ane it is showing by the day

    December 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dwighthuth

    I don't want to rain on the South Korean's parade of knocking North Korea back twice without firing a single shot in revenge but if someone is threatening war with your country and you are out patrolling a certain area doesn't wearing the bright yellow brain bucket band kinda defeat the purpose of being camoflauged in the first place? I don't know maybe it's just me. Bright yellow head band perfect sniper target placement. I bet that is what is scaring the North Korean's the most is the big yellow head band.

    December 26, 2010 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
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