No threat to Kiwis in South Korea despite warning

The Government is maintaining there is no specific threat to the safety of New Zealanders in South Korea, despite a new warning issued by the North.

North Korea's state news agency said the Korean peninsula is headed for "thermo-nuclear" war and it doesn't want to see foreigners in South Korea fall victim.

The statement requests all foreign institutions, enterprises and tourists to take measures for shelter and evacuation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it remains possible that tensions could escalate with little warning, and should the security situation change MFAT will review its current Travel Advisory and email those registered on Safetravel.

It adds South Korea has a modern, well developed emergency response infrastructure.

- Newstalk ZB

© Copyright 2015, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf05 at 04 Jun 2015 12:40:54 Processing Time: 666ms