S. Korea President Warns of 'Calamity'

From Associated Press

In his first major policy speech since taking office, South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun warned Saturday of a possible "calamity" from the standoff over North Korea's nuclear program if there is no quick and peaceful resolution.

His speech came on the same day that 100,000 people jammed a Seoul plaza to condemn Pyongyang and support the U.S. troop presence in the South.

The North warned through its KCNA news agency that nuclear war could break out. The region is tense because the North may be preparing to produce nuclear weapons.

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