South Korea PM says possibility of North Korea provocation high: defense minister

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 09, 2016 2:55 AM

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said on Friday the possibility of provocation by North Korea was high, after parliament voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, the South's defense ministry said.

Hwang, who is acting president while the country's Constitutional Court reviews the impeachment motion, made the comment in a telephone call to the defense minister, the ministry said.

(Reporting by Jack Kim, Ju-min Park and Se Young Lee; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)