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'Taken note of N Korea advisory, will take decision'

PTI  New Delhi, April 06, 2013
First Published: 22:12 IST(6/4/2013) | Last Updated: 22:16 IST(6/4/2013)

India on Saturday said it has taken note of North Korean evacuation advisory to foreign missions in Pyongyang amidst global concerns that the isolated state was preparing a missile launch at a time of heightened nuclear tensions.

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"India has taken note of it and is in touch with our mission. We will take an appropriate decision in time," official spokesperson in the ministry of external affairs Syed Akbaruddin said.

North Korea had warned on Friday that it could not guarantee the safety of diplomats after next Wednesday and asked embassies to consider moving staff out of the country.

The message to diplomats came as tensions in the region continued to escalate despite international efforts to defuse the situation.

Many of North Korea's angry statements have cited the annual military exercises between US and South Korean forces as provocation.

The US flew nuclear-capable B2 and B52 bombers over the South as part of the drill, and has since deployed warships with missile defence systems to the region.


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