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North Korea on Tuesday called on foreigners living in South Korea to prepare to evacuate amid concerns that the communist country is poised to conduct a missile test as early as Wednesday.

"The situation on the Korean Peninsula is heading for a thermonuclear war,” the North’s Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in a statement.

"In the event of war, we don’t want foreigners living in South Korea to get hurt. All foreign organizations, companies and tourists should work out measures for evacuation.”

Seoul officials played down the latest warning as part of its psychological provocations.

"Korean and foreign residents here alike trust the military and the government, and will not unnerved by such a psychological warfare tactic,” presidential spokesperson Kim Haing said.

On Friday, North Korea issued a similar advisory to foreign diplomats based in Pyongyang saying that it will not be able to guarantee their safety as of Wednesday.

Intelligence reports suggest Pyongyang has readied two mid-range missiles on mobile launchers on its east coast and plans test-firing before the April 15 birthday of late founding leader Kim Il-sung.

In response, Japan has deployed Patriot missiles in its capital as it readies to defend the 30 million people who live in greater Tokyo from any North Korean attack, officials said Tuesday.

Two Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air missile launchers had been stationed at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo before dawn, a ministry spokesman said, while Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said “we are proceeding with measures including deployment of PAC-3 as we are on alert.”

Local reports said PAC-3 will be deployed in another two locations in the greater Tokyo area.

Tokyo’s response thus far to the threats emanating from Pyongyang has been low key and Tuesday‘s moves are the most visible yet that it is rattled.

“The government is making the utmost efforts to protect our people’s lives and ensure their safety,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters Tuesday morning.

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se warned that Pyongyang will face deeper isolation if it carries out more provocations.

"North Korea must understand that there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- to be gained by threats and provocations,” Yun said in his speech at an annual reception hosted by the Asia Foundation.

"North Korea, instead of developing missiles and weapons of mass destruction, must take care of its people first, who are suffering from the hardships of want, poverty and destitution,” Yun said.

Yun will hold talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Seoul Friday to discuss the growing hostilities from North Korea and other bilateral issues, a Seoul official said Tuesday.

It will be the second bilateral talks between Yun and Kerry this month. They held talks in Washington on April 2 and Kerry reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to protecting South Korea in the face of the North’s increasingly bellicose threats.

"It is very unusual for them to hold talks within 10 days, and I think it demonstrates the two nations’ willingness to build a new, cooperative relationship,” Cho said.





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I figure everyones got about 15-20hrs left

They said they would strike on the 10th.






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They said they would strike on the 10th.


It's almost 8 PM here on the 9th. Goodbye, cruel world.






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This really is fascinating.





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FWIW they just announced that they will fire missiles into the Pacific tomorrow and not attack the South. I'm looking for a link.





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See, that's the sort of thing people are worried about. Launching missiles into the Pacific can go wrong.





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See, that's the sort of thing people are worried about. Launching missiles into the Pacific can go wrong.


Of course. Especially if they fire them over Japan as they did a few years back. Japan deployed missile interceptors around Tokyo earlier today as a precaution.

However, this is a face saving maneuver and an opportunity for Pyongyang to back down. We announced yesterday that we would not respond to another missile test with force and now they are doing just that. It's a way for Kim to say that he did something before simply walking away. Hopefully the provocations end here for the time being.



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The situation on the Korean Peninsula is heading for a thermonuclear war,” the North’s Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in a statement.


L O L

Referring to their A-bomb as thermonuclear is just hilarious. All that famine is starting to have serious consequences to their intelligence.






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L O L

Referring to their A-bomb as thermonuclear is just hilarious. All that famine is starting to have serious consequences to their intelligence.


We were talking about that at work today too. I'm not sure thermonuclear means what they think it means.






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Not gonna lie, this is about as nervous about the situation as I've been so far. Not in that I think the North Koreans have become more serious in their threats, but more in that I see more possibility of accidental escalation now.





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but more in that I see more possibility of accidental escalation now.


No way, when the North was shelling the island in South Korea was much worse then this. Not sure how they avoided war there.

It's hard to think they sat by for that.






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No way, when the North was shelling the island in South Korea was much worse then this. Not sure how they avoided war there.

It's hard to think they sat by for that.


True, that was worse. I was referring though just to the actions in the last month or so.






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No way, when the North was shelling the island in South Korea was much worse then this. Not sure how they avoided war there.

It's hard to think they sat by for that.


Lee Myung Bak dropped the ball on that.






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TigerPride10
What do you think the reaction from the DPRK would be if the US increased troop presence there along the DMZ?






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FWIW they just announced that they will fire missiles into the Pacific tomorrow and not attack the South.


Phew, well thank god...


Crisis over, everyone go home






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What do you think the reaction from the DPRK would be if the US increased troop presence there along the DMZ?


To what sort of levels? I'm assuming you mean a significant amount. We have no need to do that, and I'd say they would either respond with direct force in the form of another Yeonpyong bombardment or would begin to mobilize along the border themselves.






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As long as they draw first blood, I have no problem knowing that my country whipped dat arse with no mercy.





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As long as they draw first blood, I have no problem knowing that my country whipped dat arse with no mercy.


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A foreign policy expert if I've ever seen one.






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To what sort of levels? I'm assuming you mean a significant amount. We have no need to do that, and I'd say they would either respond with direct force in the form of another Yeonpyong bombardment or would begin to mobilize along the border themselves.



I know we don't need to, just wondering what would happen if we did. I can see where it could happen even though it's not needed.






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So are you military in Korea?

Was out there for a training exercise last August for about a month.

Got to see the war museum in Seoul, but had the hurricanes coming through so the rain was relentless and didn't get to do anything else.






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