South Korean troops prepared Saturday for scheduled artillery drills on Yeonpyeong Island even as Russia and China urged the government in Seoul not to spark a further escalation with its northern neighbour.
AP - South Korean troops geared up Saturday for artillery drills on a border island shelled by North Korea last month despite Pyongyang's threat to retaliate again, as Russia and China expressed concerns over tensions on the volatile peninsula.
In Washington, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Friday that North Korea should not view that as a threat.
Date created : 2010-12-18