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UN Security Council to meet on Korean Peninsula on Sunday

12-19-2010 16:57 BJT Special Report:Tension soars on Korean peninsula |

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The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday to deal with the escalating tension on the Korean Peninsula.

Reuters quotes council diplomats as saying the meeting has been requested by Russia. It is unclear what the 15-member council plans to do. Diplomats say they hope to issue some kind of statement to help ease the tension in the region.

The DPRK warns that South Korea would face "catastrophe" if it goes ahead with the planned drills on the Yeonpyeong Island.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.CN

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