South Korea cites North threat in calling for tough 'terror' law

February 18, 2016 7:27 AM

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South Korea cites North threat in calling for tough 'terror' law

SEOUL Seeking to push through a sweeping "anti-terrorism" law that has been blocked by opposition parties, South Korea's government cited on Thursday the heightened risk of North Korea instigating "terror attacks".

The call from President Park Geun-hye’s office for parliament to pass the new security bill follows a week of tough comments and action by her government in response to North Korea’s test launch of a long-range rocket this month and its fourth nuclear test last month.

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