S.Korean defense chief pledges to deter possible aggressions from North

10:22, June 06, 2010      

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South Korean defense chief pledged on Saturday in Singapore to deter any further North Korean aggressions by strengthening its military posture.

South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young said at the Asian Security Summit, commonly known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, that the government will deter the North Korean threat through a robust military readiness posture, meanwhile "to pursue sincere dialogue with an open mind" in order to bring about the resolution of the North Korean nuclear issue.

He said South Korean government will closely coordinate with the international community in taking stern and resolute measures against North Korean provocations.

He said South Korea brought the "Cheonan" case to the United Nations Security Council for international sanctions, adding that South Korea is moving in a two-track approach: pursuing sanctions and dialogue.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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