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President Lee Myung-bak: Two Koreas at turning point

2 January 2012 Last updated at 14:19 GMT

The Korean peninsula is at a "turning point" and there are opportunities for change, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has said in a new year speech.

He said peace and security on the Korean peninsula was Seoul's main priority and that any provocations by Pyongyang would be met with a strong response.

It comes the day after Kim Jong-un carried out his first military visit as North Korea's new leader.

Kevin Kim reports from Seoul.