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The US and South Korean navies were Wednesday set to wrap up war games meant as a muscular show of force to North Korea, as world powers remained sharply divided on how to deal with the nuclear-armed regime.

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Kumgangsan, North Korea
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Kumgangsan, or "Diamond Mountains", lies just north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the buffer zone between North and South Korea. Since 1998 South Koreans, normally refused entry into the country, were allowed to visit Kumgangsan. South Korea suspended tours to Kumgangsan in July 2008 after a South Korean woman was shot dead in the area by KPA soldiers. The North claimed the woman had trespassed into an restricted area and ignored repeated warnings to leave, placing the blame squarely on her. Requests by the South for an investigation into the incident were flatly rejected.

South Korea has admitted it fired artillery shells that triggered an early morning clash with North Korea. However it says it was part of a military drill and denied it was directed at the North. Earlier Seoul blamed the North for what it called an unprovoked shelling of its island. Pyongyang claimed the South had violated its maritime border during the military drills. Seoul has since threatened its neighbour with what it called ‘enormous retaliation’. Russia’s foreign ministy said the clashes were unacceptable and called on both sides to show restraint…. RT on Facebook: RT on Twitter:

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