Korean war 'may break out at any moment': North Korea

3rd June 2010, Comments 0 comments

A North Korean diplomat said Thursday that tensions on the Korean peninsula were running so high over the sinking of a South Korean warship that "war may break out at any moment."

In a speech to the international Conference on Disarmament, Ri Jang-Gon, deputy permanent representative for North Korea at the United Nations in Geneva, blamed the "grave situation" on South Korea and the United States.

"The present situation of the Korean peninsula is so grave that a war may break out at any moment," he said.

However, North Korea needed a "peaceful environment" for its progress, he added.

© 2010 AFP

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