North Korea tells foreigners in South to consider evacuation

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A South Korean vehicle carrying boxes, returning from the North Korean city of Kaesong arrives at the customs, immigration and quarantine office near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. North Korean workers didn’t show up for work at the Kaesong industrial complex, a jointly run factory with South Korea on Tuesday, a day after Pyongyang suspended operations at the last remaining major economic link between rivals locked in an increasingly hostile relationship. AP/Lee Jin-man

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is urging all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate because it says the rival Koreas are on the eve of a nuclear war.

South Korean soldiers salute a military vehicle as it leads South Korean vehicles from the North Korean city of Kaesong at the customs, immigration and quarantine office near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. North Korean workers didn’t show up for work at the Kaesong industrial complex, a jointly run factory complex with South Korea on Tuesday, a day after Pyongyang suspended operations at the last remaining major economic link between rivals locked in an increasingly hostile relationship. AP/Lee Jin-man

Analysts see a direct attack on Seoul as extremely unlikely. The warning Tuesday from the North’s Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee is similar to past threats that analysts call an attempt to raise anxiety in foreign capitals.

Observers say a torrent of North Korean prophesies of doom is partly meant to win Pyongyang-friendly policy changes in Seoul and Washington and to boost the image of leader Kim Jong Un.

The warning followed a similar evacuation advisory the North gave Friday to foreign embassies in Pyongyang, saying it could not ensure the safety of their personnel if war broke out.

“The situation on the Korean peninsula is heading for a thermo-nuclear war,” said Tuesday’s statement which was attributed to the North’s Asia-Pacific Peace Committee.

“In the event of war, we don’t want foreigners living in South Korea to get hurt,” said the statement, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

It urged “all foreign organisations, companies and tourists to work out measures for evacuation”.

After last week’s embassy warning, most governments involved made it clear they had no immediate plans to withdraw personnel from their Pyongyang missions and some suggested the advisory was a ruse to fuel growing global anxiety over the current crisis on the Korean peninsula.

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  • dani77777

    North Koreans have nowhere to evacuate thats why. They just stay put and wait for the bombs to drop.

    And because their bombs are defective and thus in-accurate, they may be victims of their own weapons.

    Empty threats.

    • BatangSingapore

      ikaw malamang pakawala ka ni abnoy the mongoloid. tanga mo at kala mo ba nakalimutan na ng mga filipino na mag palipad sila ng missile sa pacific ocean. idiscredit mo pa mga nokor. mahiya ka nga sa balat mo at nagmamarunong ka.

      • inq er6

        boss easy lang… baka atakihin ka sa puso

      • dani77777

        Punasin mo muna uhog mo tapos laro tayo ng torompo.

        Ay, wag kalimutan magsalawal at kita beklog mo.

      • Dibs

        katok man siguro ka ‘bay….

    • rlo

      I will never underestimate the power of crazy.

      • Noel

        Correct. A crazy person does not think right.

    • pepito gwaps

      Crazy person can do crazy thing like sa india last week may nag amok at nanaga so 10 patay..that is an example of crazy man holding a weapon

  • Albert Einstien

    NOYNOYING govt wag nyo sabihin HINDI nyo naiintindihan yan DIRECT WARNING ng NK.. baka sabihin nyo tsismis at hndi mangyayari yan…itataya nyo ang 40,000 ofw..si pnoy imbes na asikasuhin ang mgaOFW..ikinakampanya halos araw araw yun kamag-anak nyang si BAM AQUINO…kawawa naman mga pamilya ng mga OFW na yan pag me nangyaring masama..dahil lang gusto ni pnoy manalo kamag-anak nya…pinapabayaan na mga ofw…grabe…..ME-TAMANG DAAN ..talaga…

    • berong es

      too much coffee! tsk-tsk-tsk! lols

      • BatangSingapore

        too much bobo you kape lang nasabi mo hahahhahahha.

      • berong es

        mas bobo ka,nag reply ka sa bobo saka coffee ang sinabi ko di kape.english yun….english!

    • Guest

      Know the facts first before you blaaab like a goat.

      • BatangSingapore

        may facts facts ka pa nalalaman at simple lang tanong. ano reply o action ni abnoy sa direktang paalala ng nokor? hahahhahahha mag meeting muna kayo nila abnoy para alam nyo na isasagot.

      • PassFOIBill

        duda na talaga ako sayo batangsingapore iisa ka lang at si einstein halos pareho kayo mag komento, di nag iisip.. bobo..

    • lagalagdude

      Yong medication nakalimutan mo inumin? Sobra ka mag react, kaming nga OFW dito sa SK hindi nag worry, kaw pa? Just move your muscles and bones para makatulong ka sa Philippines.

      Dapat binabala ka sa nuclear head ng NK.

      Alam ko yong nakain mo Crab with Ampalaya?

      • BatangSingapore

        taena mo sinungaling. mahiya ka sa balat mo wala ka sa korea ok. hahahhahahaha.

      • PassFOIBill

        bakit ikaw, nasa singapore ka ba? mahal cost of living dyan, uwi ka nal ang sa pinas at mag tanim ng camote.

      • globe_smart_sun

        Baka pag nagka bombahan na dyan sa korea ngangawa ka at hihingi ng saklolo ha?? saluhin mo lahat ng bomba galing sa north korea!

    • lagalagdude

      Or I think that’s the effect of extreme heat to your brain?

      My advice change your name, kasi nakakahiya kay A. Einstien,kasi intelligent and brilliant scientist yon, pero kaw simple analysis mali. OBOB

      • BatangSingapore

        ikaw ang bobo hindi mo sinagot hamon ni albert kay abnoy mong panot. bao lang yan ulo mo hahhahahha.

      • PassFOIBill

        tingin ko, ikaw batangsingapore at si einstein ay iisa lang…

    • DeltaJulietMama

      Pare, sa sobra mong pagKAKAPE kya ka nagkakaganyan!!!

      mas magandang gawin mo eh iexpand mo nalang yung nalalaman mo tungkol sa “Unified field theory”, hindi yung nakikisawsaw ka pa sa Pulitika.. xD

      • BatangSingapore

        ugok anong unfield field theory hahhahahhaha bobo.

      • DeltaJulietMama

        IKAW ANG BOBO!! nakakatawa ka dahil hindi mo alam ang UNIFIED THEORY.. isang pagpapakita na isa kang TAONG PURO daldal, hindi nagiisip o nagaaral :D Tanga, magkamote k na lang!!! :D

      • BatangSingapore

        hahhahahahha susko kaya hindi ka umasenso dahil puros ka theory o papel. ang usapan ngayon missile at wala ka magagawa kahit totoo yan theory mo bugok hahahhahahahha.

      • DeltaJulietMama

        Haha! kaw ang hindi umaasenso, at wlang pagasang UMASENSO TONTO dahil ang nasa isip mo puro TAKOT na walang BASEHAN!!! :D ARAL2 din kasi pag may TIME :D

      • BatangSingapore

        sabihin mo kay abnoy superhiway ba sya?

        panay diversion kasi nya.

        hahhahahahahhaha.

      • PassFOIBill

        highway.. diversion agad… utak mo ata may diversion..

      • PassFOIBill

        strategy mo mag kocomment si einstein tapos ikaw mag rereply.. magkano sahud sayo? lakas naman ng trip mo sa singapore ka pa tapos dito sa pilipinas sideline mo. basahin mo tabloid ng singapore hindi dito sa pilipinas ugok…

      • http://twitter.com/alfs_alfs Pons Corpuz

        “unified” ate, hindi “unfield”. lol.

    • linobog

      Toss pa pareng albert habang naglalaro pa sila ng tong-its si pareng erap, johnny at jejomar…..

      • BatangSingapore

        bobo divert mo na naman ang hamon ni albert kay abnoy mong panot.

      • PassFOIBill

        batanglansangan..

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      idiotttttt!!!!!

      • BatangSingapore

        mas idiot ka dahil yan lang alam mo reply. hehehhehehe

      • PassFOIBill

        ikaw batangsingapore.. bagay tawag sayo hindi idiottt kung di ikyut…

      • Albert Einstien

        thanks….inom ka muna ng seroquel at abilfy..para sarap tulog mo….lol

    • http://twitter.com/alfs_alfs Pons Corpuz

      Hahaha… Magsama kayo ni Kim, pareho kayo may tama.

      • BatangSingapore

        parehas kayo ni panot at abnoy na abnoy ang sagot hahhahahha.

      • PassFOIBill

        may nakakatawa ba sa panot? wala kang piang aralan. uwi ka sa pilipinas at mag tanim ng camote..

      • http://twitter.com/alfs_alfs Pons Corpuz

        tinatamaan ka ah. hehehehe. may tama ka rin ba?

      • Albert Einstien

        panoorin mo yung carmen pedrosa video challenge ke pnoy sa youtube
        ” carmen pedrosa talks about noynoy “…alamin mo para saan ang gamot na ABILIFY at SEROQUEL…resetahan mo si pons…lol

      • Albert Einstien

        panoorin mo muna yung carmen pedrosa video challenge ke pnoy sa youtube ” carmen pedrosa talks about noynoy “…alamin mo para saan ang gamot na ABILIFY at SEROQUEL….tapos ..usap tayo…pag gumaling ka na….lol

      • Dyndin

        para saan ba?

      • Dyndin

        alam ko na “anti psychotics (major tranquilizers)”

      • http://twitter.com/alfs_alfs Pons Corpuz

        Kung ano ano na lang pinagsasasabi mo… bawas bawasan mo pagkakape at panunood ng Youtube. Masyado na naaapektuhan utak mo.

    • PassFOIBill

      FYI.. naka ready na po ang eroplano at barko na maghahakot sa mga pilipino sakaling mag siklab ang labanan, wag naman sana.

      • Albert Einstien

        buti naman BINABASA nila mga komento natin..ang problema pagpumutok na PATAY na sila lahat don 40,000 ofws..dahil nuclear na labanan..so USELESS at palusot lang ni PNOY NOYNOYING ang mga paghahanda…dapat unahan ang putukan hindi yun tapos na putukan saka ILILIPAT …BODY BAGS na lang matitira non..kung meron pa…………….lol

    • globe_smart_sun

      wala tayo mapapala kay noynoy, yun nga mga kababayan natin sa sabah eh hinayaan lang nya ma massacre ng mga malaysian na land grabber.

    • nakawan

      Mauna ka na dun at mag evacuate ka na ng mga kababayan natin. Pagbalik mo dito hero ka, tapos finally, puede ka na tumakbo laban sa paborito mong si PNoy :D

  • Brian Lego

    Tells foreigners to leave, yet doesn’t advise any Korean civilian to leave or prepare for war. Makes sense.

  • Guest

    Hahay nokor iutot na na inyong panuhot oi. Gadala lang mog samok. There’s lot of reasons why they only resort to threats

    1. They couldnt afford _______
    2. They couldnt afford _______
    3. THEY COULDNT AFFORD ________

    You fill in the blanks

  • farmerpo

    What a way to get Sokor and US Pyongyang friendly. Defies all kind of human logic. If there exist a state of war between the two koreas, it is probably not improper to take out the boy king at this juncture. No need to kill civilians or damage infrastructures. In war, assassination by a state may not be Geneva Convention friendly but at this time, a precision operation is possible without annihilating the territory of the opponent. Take the king out and check mate. It will be better for both Koreas. They will be one .

    • rlo

      Technically the two countries are still at a state of war.

  • hu_yu

    make love not war….

  • kapatad

    nanakot na naman ang mga taga NoKor. Pinagpanic ang mga tao para wag magtrabaho. Wala kasing magawa ung leader nila eh. Hindi hanap-buhay ang atupagin, palibhasa bata pa at walang alam sa buhay.

  • marionics

    Ev’rybody’s talkin’ ’bout
    Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
    This-ism, that-ism, ism ism ism
    All we are saying is give peace a chance
    All we are saying is give peace a chance

    (C’mon)
    Ev’rybody’s talkin’ ’bout
    Minister, Sinister, Banisters and Canisters,
    Bishops, Fishops, Rabbis, and Pop Eyes, Bye bye, Bye byes
    All we are saying is give peace a chance
    All we are saying is give peace a chance

    (Let me tell you now)
    Ev’rybody’s talkin’ ’bout
    Revolution, Evolution, Masturbation, Flagellation, Regulation,
    Integrations, mediations, United Nations, congratulations
    All we are saying is give peace a chance
    All we are saying is give peace a chance

    Ev’rybody’s talkin’ ’bout
    John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary,
    Tommy Smothers, Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper,
    Derek Taylor, Norman Mailer, Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna
    Hare Hare Krishna
    All we are saying is give peace a chance
    All we are saying is give peace a chance
    (Repeat ’til the tape runs out)

    • Fred Cua

      John Lennon ikaw ba yan

    • $18209031

      Lumang tugtugin ang lyrics sa mga Beatle Nuts. BRitish Limey Azzes are already kaput. Those days are over !! Korean s need to settle it amongst themselves . Outsiders interfering is only leading to more foreign deaths in Koreiland.

      • marionics

        he he daku utin is more popular than jesus

        hahaha

  • ernievictory

    where is dennis rodman when you needed him !

  • MC M

    Prepare to fire!….. the wheat cannon.

  • Albert Einstien

    mga yellow zombies wag kayo magkunyaring OFW’s …mga pakawala at propagandista lang kayo ng pasig river call center…isuli
    nyo na macbooks nyo..wag nyo idamay at isugal ang buhay ng mga
    OFWs..pag nagkaputukan na…hindi nyo na maibabalik ang buhay ng 40,000
    ofw at kalungkutan g mga pamilya nila…NAPAKA-INCOMPETENT at PUSOng bato si pnoy…..inu-una pa ni NOYNOYING
    mangampanya sa KAMAG-ANAK NYAng si BAM AQUINO kesa ILIKAS ang mga OFWs….tuwid na daan nasa kumuNOY….pala…mapagKUNYARI lang…lol.

    • DeltaJulietMama

      KAPE pa!!! :D

    • PassFOIBill

      ito rugby singhutin mo..

  • http://twitter.com/alfs_alfs Pons Corpuz

    “In the event of war, we don’t want foreigners living in South Korea to get hurt,” but you are willing to kill your fellow Koreans?? Sick.

    • Concur_Dissent

      you mean KIM killing south koreans is sic right? They actually do more than that! They kill their north korean comrades on a regular basis, and that’s sicker!

  • eleazar66

    the threat is real but i dont want americans to bomb north korea its a pity to the people who know not where or what. the best option for the us is to saddamize kim and hang him immediately to save the world

  • kapitanvic1

    What Porky Kim really wants is a boatload of Kimchi and Chanel bag for his honey.

  • BatangSingapore

    asan na pakawala ni abnoy? hahhahahahhaha tignan natin hangang saan ang utak nila sa direktang paalala ng north korea sa mga expatriates sa south korea?

    taena mo abnoy puros ka kampanya at pinabayaan mo ang filipino sa north korea. tandaan mo hinding hindi na mananalo yan pinsan mo si Bum Aquino na isa pang mongoloid hahahhahahahha..

    • PassFOIBill

      puro hahahahahaha ang nababasa ko sa comment mo.. baka pwedeng hehehehe naman… jejejejejejejeje

      • pepito gwaps

        Sa pasko naman ho.ho.ho……

  • http://www.facebook.com/quintin.canero Quintin Canero

    PULVERIZE NORTH KOREA NOW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/quintin.canero Quintin Canero

    Invade North Korea now and jail their moron and inexperienced leader at all cost.

  • http://www.facebook.com/quintin.canero Quintin Canero

    The most brainless head of state in the whole world is the North Korean president.

  • guest

    I think South Korea can handle that threat with Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System provided by the Americans.

  • BatangSingapore

    ilang inosenteng mga bagong bayaning filipino ang madadali sa south korea sa mga susunod na araw?

    baka naman mag news blackout ang malacanang ni abnoy!

  • noypinga

    fat dogs only bark! no bite! ! !

  • Boypickup555

    North Korea just doing only treat to unstabilize business in South Korea. All investors will get out of south do to this crisis.

  • magiting78

    Puro dada….kung babanat ka bumanat ka ng matapos na….para mabawasan n ng isang bansa…Para isa n lng ang Korea wala ng South or North….

  • disqus_WIkXYUshrh

    Another empty bellicose statement by NOKOR. They know pretty that South Korea has been more than ready to retaliate with their far more superior armamens in case of war in the Korean peninsula.

    NOKOR will be beaten easily. pusoy kaagad.

  • m1600

    asan yung migrante na bawat kilos DAKDAK agad bakit hindi batikusin yung si TABA NG nort korea?

  • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

    One, two….. takbo. Its raining nuclear war rhetorics!

  • $18209031

    Let these Koreigooks fight amongst themselves for the final showdown. Its needless for foreigners to die in Koreiland.

  • $18209031

    DFA must now commence evacuation of Pinos in Seoul and all of SK. ANything can happen. If there s ever a war , its between these Koreigooks of the North and South. Both have to settle it amongst themselves.

    • joshmale2004

      didn’t you read the news above? NK said “on the eve of a nuclear war.” If true to their word, nuclear war will start tomorrow, April 10. So no time now to evacuate. However, dit it not occure to you that NK did not announce what time they will start their nuclear war tomorrow?

  • joshmale2004

    The number one factor in always winning a war is the “ELEMENT OF SURPRISE”. However, NK is doing the reverse. All their planned actions are announced in advance. So much announcement they have made with not even one follow through. Plain and simple, they are just war mongering to solidify Kim’s hold on the leadership and force the UN to give leeway on the sanctions imposed.

  • tadasolo

    Well we could used the same stupid logic by urging all North Koreans to evacuate north korea and go the china, south korea or the OCEAN

  • $44479964

    The point of Nokor is to hurt South Korea’s economy.

  • wawa2172

    Ang dami nang warning nang North Korea but wala pa sa gawa. At the end of the day wala nang maniniwala sa pananakot nang North Korean leader kasi kahit ang mainland China na kaalyado ay di sang ayon sa pananakot nito.

    • Kamoteng Baging

      Siempre, hanggang dun lang naman ang kaya nilang gawain, mag warning ng mag warning. Actually, they are very creative about. I wonder what will they come up next.

  • $18209031

    SK is hurting bad on this one. Their economy is hurting as investors are scared.

  • Noel

    By asking all foreigners to leave, North Korea become vulnerable to attacks. With foreigners in Nokor, other countries would think twice to attack to protect their own citizens.

  • i_am_filipino

    Come to Philippines for investment

  • $18209031

    SKoreigooks in Pinas, time to move back to SK and fight for your homeland . Beside Koreigooks were collaborators of Japo criminals in WW 2. Many were serving under Jap Imperial ARmy , many were brutal prison guards and executioners of prisoners who managed concentration camps in the conquered lands of China , Pinas, Singapore, Malaya, Indonesia, Burma and many more.
    Koreigooks had blood on their hands and must be categorized with the Japo criminals.

    • joshmale2004

      Why send them away when they are bringing lots of investments which means dollar inflows.

      • $18209031

        If your country is under threat, wouldnt you be there to fight to show your patriotism? And were you aware these Koreigooks were criminal collaborators during Japo rampage throughout Asia in WW 2?

      • joshmale2004

        Past is past Sir. These current generation should not be blamed for their ancestors’ misbehaviors. And also these are not soldiers nor trained soldiers. So what can they do in times of war? They can show their patriotism by continuing their businesses here in the Philippines and even transfer new businesses from SK to Philippines while at war and send the dollar earned back home to train more soldiers and to be used to produce more war equipment they can use in war. That’s the right patriotism they must do instead of closing shop here and go back in SK as a liability.

      • $18209031

        Many of these dead Koreigooks were enshrined in Yasukuni Shrine together with the ranks of the Japo Criminals . They are still being worshipped by these hentai lovers of Japland. This is the dirty dark secrets of the Koreigook role in WW 2. They were known to be very brutal soldiers and prison guards . They did this to gain favors of their NIppo commanders .

  • joshmale2004

    “SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is urging all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate because it says the rival Koreas are on the eve of a nuclear war.”

    NK said “on the eve of a nuclear war”. This means tomorrow, April 10, they will commence with their nuclear attack. May I ask Mr. Kim what time tomorrow so no need for me to predict what time they will attack? HAHAHAHA. LUNEY TUNES AT ITS BEST.

  • 33Sam

    This is just some spoiled private Swiss school, less gay-looking than his brother stab at looking imperial while actually forcing his way onto some richer country’s welfare to supply a long range food program for his starving north Korean population. None of North Korea’s soldiers are even fit enough to put up a fight, too weak from starvation!!! And does North Korea have WMD’s that can reach across the oceans? Naaahhhh. More like only South Korea is as far as they might be able to throw those “nukes.”. After Baby Huey-Un gets his pablum he’ll settle down. Better watch out though for those Spratlys as that may be more of a cause for war than Norkor acting like a spoiled brat. Too much oil perhaps for anyone to drop the ball. Media is just as at fault for making this ridiculous Norkor “brinksmanship” spread. Its also a good time for munitions and war gear makers to sell more daddy warbuck toys to anyone who is feeling threatened by Baby Huey. What a world we live in.

  • 33Sam

    Besides all the saber rattling, be aware that Norkor is actually a tuta of China.

  • nakawan

    Shyt’s hit the fan. Don’t let your guard down now, remember Chamberlain and his flippant attitude toward Hitler invading Europe?

    • Clarice_Taylor94

      We should also put up extra guard with China. Parang Axis Powers na manga ito

  • $18209031

    SK needs a new Macarthur to rescue their azzes now.

  • tatlonghari

    11

  • 33Sam

    No way can you compare Norkor military and leadership to Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Kim Jong Un is a TMZ, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Anderson Cooper, Backstreet Belieber fan-boy. What does he know about war and running a country? Nothing!!! Norkor is a joke. The danger would be those that control the puppet strings on Norkor pushing buttons. You people are being gaslighted.

  • 33Sam

    Sokor Generals are all laughing as they sit there partying at the DMZ. No one other than the uninformed are worried about Un’s threats. If per chance we get sucker-punched by some bigger monied war machine, using Norkor as a decoy, then we’d all need a MacArthur, a couple of Pattons, with an Eisenhower running the planet. Not going to happen with the present administrations in place. Too much globalist sleight of hand making everyone believe there are two sides of the chessboard. There’s only one side and all are pawns!!!

  • 33Sam

    I’m sure Kim Jong Un would calm down if he got featured in a Psy music video wearing a tutu, Gangnam Style..

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