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N Korea at crossroads

South Korea’s holds National Security Council after North warns retaliatory actions

'South and North should try to honour all inter-Korean agreements reached,' Unification Ministry says

South Korea's Unification Ministry and Defence Ministry each released statements asking the North to honour inter-Korean agreements.   © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- The sister of North Korea's leader has warned of retaliatory measures against South Korea that could involve the military, in the latest escalation of tensions over defectors from the North who have been sending back propaganda and food.

Kim Yo Jong, who serves unofficially as one of Kim Jong Un's top aides, issued the warning in a statement carried by state news agency KCNA on Saturday.

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