S Korea to boost security against North

South's president orders boost to border forces following a "flurry of propaganda offensives" from Pyongyang.

    S Korea to boost security against North
    South Korea said it would boost its border security [AP]

    The South Korean president, Park Geun-Hye, has ordered "airtight security" against the North after a flurry of propaganda and mixed messages from Pyongyang in the past week. 

    Park, who is at the end of a four-day state visit to India, told the country's defence minister and other security-related ministers to improve border security, according to a report published on Saturday by the Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency.

    A presidential official told media in New Delhi: "In India, Park ordered the [South Korean] defence minister and other security-related ministers to make more efforts to keep an airtight security posture against [potential] provocations at a time North Korea is conducting a flurry of propaganda offensives."

    Park's directive followed a surprise offer from Pyongyang on Friday, when it issued a statement calling for an end "all acts of provocation and slander", a day after it warned of "an unimaginable holocaust" if the South carried out military exercises with the US.

    The olive branch was rejected by Seoul, with a government spokesman saying there was no intention of changing its behaviour or plans.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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