Recently North Korea has test-fired a missile off its Eastern coast. Now the South Korean Yonhap news agency informed that the South Korea military was placed on alert due to the death of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
This Monday, December 19, the South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak called for the government to remain calm as it was placed on ‘emergency mode’. After the death of Jong-il, Myung-Bak called for an emergency national Security Council meeting, were he ordered all government officials to remain in emergency response status.
The two Koreas have technically remained at war since both parties agreed to stop fighting in 1953. The demilitarized zone between both Koreas is the considered the most heavily fortified frontier in the world. (AV)