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WW3 FEARS: Kim Jong-un on alert as South Korean military 'heads to border with North'

WW3 FEARS: Kim Jong-un on alert as South Korean military 'heads to border with North'
SOUTH KOREA military vehicles have reportedly been spotted heading towards the border with Kim Jong-un’s North Korea amid growing tensions in the peninsula.


The image emerged online after new South Korean President Moon Jae-in said there was a “high possibility” of war with the hermit state as he warned the recent missile launch was a serious threat to global peace.


Mr Moon said the country’s military was ready and capable of striking back should the North attack.


And today a picture of what appears to be military vehicles, emblazoned with South Korea flags, heading towards North Korea surfaced on Twitter.


South Korea military vehicles were reportedly approaching the North


South Korea military vehicles were reportedly approaching the North


The freelance investigative journalist who posted the picture said: ”Today, S Korea military vehicles spotted around Seoul heading North, hard to say if there were any Air Def system.”


North Korea and the rich, democratic South are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.


The North defends its weapons programmes as necessary to counter US hostility.


And Kim Jong-un has made no secret of the fact that it is working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the US mainland and has ignored calls to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes, even from China, its lone major ally.


President Moon said: "The reality is that there is a high possibility of a military conflict at the NLL (Northern Limit Line) and military demarcation line.


“Launching ballistic missiles is a serious provocation that violates UN Security Council resolutions, as well as being a serious challenge to global peace and stability. We will never tolerate such North Korean provocations and nuclear threats.”


His remarks come after US President Donald Trump this week South Korea’s presidential envoy that Washington was willing to try and resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through engagement.



Ballistic rocket HwasongEPA
The ballistic rocket Hwasong has stoked tensions


Mr Moon's envoy to Washington, South Korean media mogul Hong Seok-hyun, said Mr Trump spoke of being willing to use engagement to ensure peace.


Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho June-hyuck said: "The fact that Trump said he will not have talks for the sake of talks reiterated our joint stance that we are open to dialogue but the right situation must be formed.”


http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/806293/Kim-Jong-un-north-korea-south-korea-military-vehicles-Seoul


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