S. Korea Ignores North's Warning, Holds Drills

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South Korea moved forward with routine naval firing drills Monday, ignoring warnings from North Korea that such a move would add to already heightened tensions between the two nations.

The naval exercise comes roughly two weeks after the North's deadly Nov. 23 shelling of the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong.

"The South Korean puppet group, far from drawing a lesson from the deserved punishment it faced for its reckless firing of shells into the territorial waters of the (North Korean) side around Yeonpyeong Island, is getting more frantic in military provocations and war moves," the North's official Korean Central News Agency said.

Meanwhile, South Korea Prime Minister Kim Hwang Sik reiterated his country's intentions to reinforce its military presence along its disputed western sea border.

"Our military is bolstering our readiness to respond sternly to any further provocation," Kim said in a nationally televised statement Monday.

CBN News Military Reporter Chuck Holton talked more about the rising hostilities along Korean Peninsula on CBN News Channel Midday News, Dec. 6.

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