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    Russia fears Korea conflict could go nuclear - Ifax

    Russia fears Korea conflict could go nuclear - Ifax | World | Reuters

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - "Russia is taking security measures as a precaution against the possibility tension over North Korea could escalate into nuclear war, news agencies quoted officials as saying on Wednesday.

    Interfax quoted an unnamed security source as saying a stand-off triggered by Pyongyang's nuclear test on Monday could affect the security of Russia's far eastern regions, which border North Korea".

    "The need has emerged for an appropriate package of precautionary measures," the source said.

    "We are not talking about stepping up military efforts but rather about measures in case a military conflict, perhaps with the use of nuclear weapons, flares up on the Korean Peninsula," he added. The official did not elaborate further.

    North Korea has responded to international condemnation of its nuclear test and a threat of new U.N. sanctions by saying it is no longer bound by an armistice signed with South Korea at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

    Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Russian Foreign Ministry official as saying the "war of nerves" over North Korea should not be allowed to grow into a military conflict, a reference to Pyongyang's decision to drop out of the armistice deal.

    Is this what some are calling just posturing or is this threat real and require serious attention, by experienced diplomats and no time to count on an inexperienced untested group in Washington?
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    Re: Russia fears Korea conflict could go nuclear - Ifax

    Well I wouldn't call it an inexperienced untested group but there is no doubt that Obama is a new president, and this is his first test.

    North Korea has been testing the US for far too long, the Bush Administration did nothing, so I hope the Obama Administration will.

    As for Russia, they need to grow a backbone and finally stand up for something. North Korea would be the one to escalate this into nuclear war, so they need to get on their case and accept stronger sanctions and possible military strikes. It saddens me to think that Russia is attempting to establish itself as a superpower again but wont stand up to a little nation ot its south, that it far outnumber in terms of military strength, that could possibly launch a nuclear attack on Russia itself, though unlikely.

    So at this point, my view of Russia is very low. There current "Nation" skills are unsatisfactory.
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