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BACK OFF South Korea to North: Don’t Mess With Us S. Korean soldiers at Demilitarized Zone on Feb. 27. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty)

South Korea to North: Don’t Mess With Us

South Korea would like Pyongyang to check itself before it wrecks itself. The nation warned its neighbor to the north that if it “carries out provocations that threaten the lives and safety of South Koreans, our military will carry out strong and resolute resolutions.” South Korea doesn’t typically react to the North’s blustering, but its most recent threat to end the Korean War truce and attack both the U.S. and South Korea with “lighter and smaller nukes,” in response to potential new and tougher sanctions from the U.N. Security Council, seems to have hit a nerve.

March 6, 2013 7:37 AM