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UN chief warns about Korea tensions

the un secretary-general ban ki-moon

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned about tensions simmering on the Korean Peninsula saying the crisis may ‘spiral out of control’.

Ban said during a visit to Rome on Tuesday, “The current level of tension is very dangerous, a small incident caused by miscalculation or misjudgement may create an uncontrollable situation”‌.

He added, “I have urged the countries concerned in and around the Korean Peninsula to exercise their influence on the North Korean leadership…. I have spoken to the Chinese leadership…. The level of tension on the Korean Peninsula is not helpful to anybody”‌.

Meanwhile, North Korea urged all foreign institutions, enterprises, and tourists in South Korea to leave the country.

In a Tuesday statement, North Korea's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee advised all foreigners in South Korea “to take measures for shelter and evacuation in advance for their safety”‌ because in case of war “we don't want foreigners living in South Korea to get hurt.”‌

In the latest move signaling the escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, thousands of North Korean workers failed on Tuesday to go to work at a joint industrial complex with the South, following earlier plans by Pyongyang to suspend operations at the facility.

Source: irib.ir

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