An armored helicopter prepare to land on the ground during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)
An armored helicopter prepare to land on the ground during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)

All sides should “exercise restraint, and not allow the situation to run amok and spin into uncontrollable conflict spreading on the (Korean) peninsula,” the ministry said in a statement.

An armored helicopter prepare to land on the ground during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)
An armored helicopter prepare to land on the ground during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)
Meanwhile, the ministry warned the DPRK not to “completely place itself against the international community,” which would provide the “international legal basis for the use of military force against Pyongyang.”

Earlier in the day, South Korea and the United States kicked off their largest-ever annual exercises amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, in an apparent warning to Pyongyang over its nuclear test and rocket launch.

In face of the U.S.-South Korea war games, Pyongyang threatened to launch preventive nuclear attacks, which the Russian Foreign Ministry said is “unacceptable.” Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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