South Korea and the United States will soon sign a new plan on countering any North Korean attacks, Seoul said Wednesday, amid international wariness over the abrupt leadership transition in Pyongyang.
A mass rally is held in support of North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-Un at Kim Il-Sung Square in Pyongyang on January 3, 2012. The North has hailed Jong-Un as "great successor" and appointed him military chief since his father and longtime leader Kim Jong-Il died on December 17.
"We believe there remains a possibility of provocations by the North during the power succession to Kim Jong-Un," deputy defence minister Lim Kwan-Bin told reporters.
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