President Moon says war with North highly possible

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South Korea’s newly-elected President Moon Jae-in has warned of a “high possibility” of conflict with North Korea amid the latter’s rapidly advancing missile and military nuclear programs.
“The reality is that there is a high possibility of a military conflict at the NLL (Northern Limit Line) and military demarcation line,” Moon said during a visit to the country’s Defense Ministry on Wednesday.
“We are living in the reality where there is a high possibility of military clashes” along the disputed sea border off the Koreas’ west coast or along the heavily-fortified land frontier that divides them, Moon further said.
“I will never tolerate the North’s provocations and nuclear threats,” he said, urging the South’s military to adopt a “watertight defense posture.”—Agencies