ROME- Tensions on the Korean peninsula may slip out of
control, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday after North
Korea warned foreigners to evacuate the region to avoid being caught up
in a "retaliatory war".
"The current level of tension is very
dangerous. A small incident caused by miscalculation or misjudgment may
create an uncontrollable situation," he told reporters in Rome, where he
met Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Pope Francis.
said he had urged North Korean authorities to refrain from "provocative
rhetoric" and asked neighboring countries to try to exert their
influence on Pyongyang.