December 24, 2010 12:19
President Lee Myung-bak says that if North Korea strikes the South again the military should launch a strong counterattack to ensure peace in the region.
During his visit on Thursday to a front-line army unit in Yanggu, Gangwon Province about a kilometer from the border, Lee said that tough action against attacks by the North will stop the communist regime from provoking the South further and prevent war.
He also called for strong national unity amid looming North Korean threats and tensions between the two sides, saying that Pyongyang believes its assaults against the South could split the nation.
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