USS Lassen arrives to participate in the annual joint military exercises between the US and South Korea
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US-South Korea drills begin amid North Korea tensions

The US and South Korea have begun annual military drills amid high tensions with North Korea in the wake of a UN sanctions vote.

Pyongyang has strongly condemned the exercises, threatening to scrap the armistice that ended the Korean War.

Seoul says North Korea also appears to have carried out a threat made last week to sever a cross-border hotline.

Lucy Williamson reports.

  • 11 Mar 2013
  • From the section Asia
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