SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea should try to persuade the United States not to take military action against North Korea because it would to lead to full-scale war on the Korean Peninsula, a ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday.
Rep. Woo Sang-ho, a former floor leader of the ruling Democratic Party, also said in a radio interview that military tensions on the peninsula are at the highest-level since the Korean War and the recent U.S. flying of U.S. B-1B Lancer bombers near the North fueled the tensions.
"We have to stop the U.S. from exercising military options because that would open up the possibility of a full-scale war," Woo said. "Should the U.S. launch a preemptive strike against North Korea, it would spark a full-scale war between the South and the North."
Such a war may not affect the continental U.S., but it would devastate the peninsula, he said.
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