South Korea warned on Wednesday morning that it could abandon its policy of pursuing engagement with North Korea if the communist neighbor goes ahead with a nuclear test.
South Korea said earlier in the day that the North should take full responsibility for all consequences if it put into action its threat to conduct a nuclear test.
Asked to elaborate on what the consequences would be, Foreign Ministry spokesman Choo Kyu-ho told the Associated Press that a nuclear test "could bring about a shift" in South Korea's policy of engagement with Pyongyang.
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