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S. Korea to hold naval drills in October

07-16-2010 14:25 BJT Special Report:US-ROK Drill Escalates Regional Tension |

SEOUL, July 16 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's Defense Ministry said Friday it will hold a two-day anti-proliferation drill in waters off the southern port city of Busan on October 13, local media reported.

The country will join the naval exercises aimed at preventing proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, similar to the U.S.- led Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), along with the United States, Japan, Australia and Singapore, according to Yonhap News Agency.

Separately, South Korea will participate in a PSI drill led by Australia in September, the ministry reportedly said.

South Korea has taken a more active role in the PSI exercises after the sinking of its warship by alleged torpedo attack of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), as part of its response to the incident.

Pyongyang condemned Seoul's participation in the drills as a "declaration of war."

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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