- CNTV English - CCTV News

South Korean officials discuss security

12-21-2010 18:38 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak gathered his national security leaders for strategic talks as troops braced for possible DPRK retaliation a day after conducting artillery drills.

Lee approved a plan to shore up the national crisis management center and divide it into three departments for more efficient emergency responses in the future. On Monday, South Korea staged a live fire drill in waters near its western border island of Yeonpyeong, which was shelled by the DPRK last month for conducting a similar military drill. The DPRK has so far backed off threats to strike the South Korea again. Top officials in South Korea defend their decision to carry out the drills and say the military is prepared for any future DPRK provocation.

Kim Sung-Hwan, South Korean Foreign Minister, said, "Casualties are continuously occurring on our side, and it is a little difficult for us to just persevere it.This exercise completes the planned exercises South Korea was planning to undertake this year. We did not expand the size of exercise."

"We will prevent additional provocation from DPRK by maintaining thorough military preparedness, and when it provokes, we will firmly punish DPRK and sever the link of its series of provocations." im Sung-Hwan said.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program