Q: It is reported that the ROK military launched live-fire exercises on the waters to the south of Yeonpyeong Island. There was no exchange of fire between the North and South. How do you comment?
A: We've taken note of the latest developments. Maintaining peace and stability on the Penisula is in the interests of both sides on the Peninsula and all other relevent parties. We strongly appeal to parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint and take a responsible attitude to avoid deterioration and escalation of the situation.