Echoing his earlier remarks to issue a firm response to the bombardment of one of their islands, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has stiffened his government’s stance in an official statement.
Speaking from the defence ministry in Seoul, he left no uncertainty over South Korea’s position.
“A hundred statements or meetings wouldn’t work,” he said. “I think it’s a duty of the army to respond with action. Especially, we can never tolerate unconditional attacks against civilians.”
His unyielding comments effectively sound a warning to Pyongyang.