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Tensions between North and South Korea

2011-01-17

Queen's University international security and nuclear weapons expert Anthony Seaboyer is available to discuss the rising tensions between North and South Korea. Today, South Korea staged live-fire artillery drills on the same island shelled by North Korea last month.

"It's very disappointing that a clear aggressive action as seen from North Korea last month is not unanimously condemned by the United Nations Security Council," says Dr. Seaboyer, a fellow at the Queen's Centre for International Relations. "This is not a signal that leads to a reduction of tensions between the parties. Rather, it shows the severe challenges the UNSC faces. While it's South Korea's right to conduct the drills anywhere on its territory, moving the exercises further away from the border as done last month would be the best step to avoid further conflict."

To arrange an interview, please contact Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca, or Kristyn Wallace at 613.533.6000 ext. 79173 or kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca at News and Media Services, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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