South Korea on heightened alert as North Korea readies for army celebration - RTRS

Reuters reporting latest headlines on the impending political issue over the Northern Peninsula.

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South Korea said it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea

North Korea marks the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People's Army on Tuesday, an important anniversary that comes at the end of major winter military drills

Top envoys from the United States, South Korea and Japan on North Korea are due to meet on Tuesday, South Korea's foreign ministry said, to “discuss plans to rein in North Korea's additional high-strength provocations, to maximize pressure on the North, and to ensure China's constructive role in resolving the North Korea nuclear issue".