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Foreign Secretary condemns North Korea's 'unprovoked attack' on South Korea

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Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken following this morning's artillery attack by North Korea on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong.

“The UK strongly condemns North Korea’s unprovoked attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong Island. Such unprovoked attacks will only lead to further tensions on the Korean Peninsula. We strongly urge North Korea to refrain from such attacks and adhere to the Korean Armistice agreement. I welcome President Lee Myung-bak’s call for restraint.”