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. Fred Bartkowski

    Its never to late to be good again was a line from "the Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini.

    December 19, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. ThomasD

    Yeah. Nice, Michael. I assume the books are symbolic of being 'opposite' the gun? Of learning, wisdom, and wonder as opposed to violence?

    December 19, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. LittleCaesar

    Sho Nuff! >:( You know I'm keeping track of all these right? 32+ years of bs and counting...

    December 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ProtoMan

    Lol. If I ever want to end my life I will be sure to buy the Kite Runner from front to back before stuffing the barrel of my newly acquired shotgun into my mouth.

    December 19, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nasty nate

    Is it me or does it seem like their is somethimg about nk that seems to really scare the countries of this planet even the usa is nk the ones calling the shots

    December 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |

      how are the other planets taking the news?

      December 19, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nasty nate

    Or is it all mental what is the method to the madness

    December 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    @Nate: What's the matter with you!? What's the matter with you?

    December 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    @Fred Flinstone: Don't be snarky, mouthy.

    December 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |

    who's the master? sho nuff!!

    December 19, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @Ruffnutt: Pluto resigned and is no longer a planet. Neptune feels blue about the whole thing. And Fred went to Uranus. I Don't know about the other planets.

    December 19, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Nasty nate

    I love mrs. Obama

    December 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nasty nate

    Sensitive cesar are u a girl because u get emotional alot i notice

    December 19, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    @Natr: No, I just like to pick on you.

    December 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    @Nate No, I just like to pick on you.

    December 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    @Nate: You can't go to the movies with Michelle O. That cuttie is going out with me, sorry Charlie.

    December 19, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
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