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Expert: Armed conflict on Korean peninsula unlikely but may 'start by error'

This new episode is not quite new or unusual either, the expert said. This happened many times before and the response from South Korea and the United States was the same, he added. "I don’t think that anyone is now ready for a real military conflict and that the situation may deteriorate to an extent that shooting will begin. However, a military conflict may start by error as the nerves of all the sides are strained. In particular, South Korea’s decision to resume broadcasts may do the evil service of a grenade ignitor. If North Koreans try to fire at South Korean loudspeakers and the latter respond, then the situation may deteriorate seriously. But I don’t expect a full-blown conflict because no one is interested in it and no one is ready for it. For Americans, such all-out war would mean big losses both for themselves and among the South Korean population and for North Korea this would signify complete destruction of their country. That is why, I don’t think that this cause is serious enough to unleash this sort of a global conflict..." The new tensions on the Korean peninsula may abate closer to the end of April. "This is most likely to happen in two or three months, somewhere in late April, after the end of the US-South Korean military drills - the traditional exercises that always cause tension... But so far, quite tense three or four months lie ahead," the expert said.

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