South Korean President Park Geun-hye says she is taking “very seriously” the stream of threats from the North that many fear could lead to hostilities on the peninsula.
South Korean Marine K-55 self-propelled howitzers are parked during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, April 1, 2013.
South Korean Army armored vehicles cross a pontoon bridge during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the demilitarized zone in Hwacheon, South Korea, April 1, 2013.
North Korean women walk in front of portraits of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung (L) and late leader Kim Jong-il at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, in this photo provided by Kyodo, April 1, 2013.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presides over a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang March 31, 2013 in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency.