South Korean president urges stability in NKorea

AP News
Posted: Dec 21, 2011 11:03 PM
South Korean president urges stability in NKorea

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is urging stability in North Korea and says his country's front-line troops remain on alert.

South Korea put its troops on high alert Monday after the death of Kim Jong Il. The presidential Blue House says Lee made the comments Thursday in a meeting with lawmakers.

All signs out of North Korea suggest the transition of power to Kim Jong Il's son is going smoothly. U.S. and South Korean officials are seeing no unusual troop movements and no buildup around the heavily fortified border.

Pentagon press secretary George Little said that as of Wednesday the U.S. military has not seen any unusual military movements by the North Koreans.