Tensions high and growing between North and South Korea, as the North continues to threaten nuclear war.
FOX News Radio's Simon Owen reports:
North Korea saying all foreigners in South Korea should make plans to evacuate because a nuclear war is imminent.
Experts believe that's unlikely. But there are suggestions North Korea is preparing to test-fire a missile.
South Korea is calling on the North to avoid any more provocative actions.
The South Korean government saying the North should stop ignoring international warnings.
In London, Simon Owen, FOX News Radio.
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The head of the U.S. Military's Pacific Command says North Korea is a clear and direct threat.
FOX News Radio's Rich Johnson reports from Washington:
Admiral Samuel Locklear tells Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, North Korea may be a threat, but a manageable threat.
(Levin) "Are you satisfied that we would be ready if there were such a limited military action from North Korea?"
(Locklear) "I am satisfied that we are ready today, yes."
Admiral Locklear says Kim Jong Un is ratcheting up tensions, mostly as a way to consolidate his domestic power. He calls Kim an impetuous young leader more concerned about that power than he is about his own people.
In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.
North Korea has told Americans and others in South Korea to prepare for nuclear war, saying "foreign nationals" should devise escape plans, but even in Japan, authorities are bracing for possible attack.
FOX News Radio's Alastair Wanklyn reports from Tokyo:
Japan's armed forces have deployed Patriot rocket interceptors at least three sites in and around Tokyo, in case North Korea fires a missile at the city. One set of rockets has been seen outside the Defense Ministry building. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said... his government will do whatever it can to protect lives.
Meanwhile, U.S. military bases in Japan have their own protection, and a U.S.-operated X-band radar in northern Japan should be able to detect any rocket launch, and send early warning of its likely target to allied nations across the region.
In Tokyo, Alastair Wanklyn, Fox News Radio.
As the situation remains tense on the Korean Peninsula, Russia refuses to withdraw its diplomats.
FOX News Radio's Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow:
The conflict has been top news across Russia. President Vladimir Putin cautions that the situation could likely escalate and make Chernobyl look like a child's fairy tale. Yet, the Kremlin maintains it will not evacuate its diplomats from the North Korean capital even after it was urged to do so, maintaining there is not yet a need and it's business as usual. Earlier this year, Moscow backed sanctions against its neighbor after North Korea launched a ballistic missile.
In Moscow, Jessica Golloher, FOX News Radio.