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North Korean threats don't worry locals

Local Reactions to Korean Tension

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - As tension between North and South Korea sparks fear across the globe, local Koreans said they aren't worried.

"They just try to threaten," Derick Kim said. "(North Korean leaders) try to push them to come to the conversation."

Kim said his sentiment on the situation is similar to that of his family, which still lives in South Korea.

"They don't care," he said, laughing. "They're so busy. They have to go to (the) office, they have to walk."

Members of a Korean church said the attitude they have in South Korea toward Kim Jong Un's threats is different than the attitude many have in the U.S.

"Over here, more likely talking about war," Yongnae Halla said. "In Korea, they say, 'oh well,' that's it."

KRDO NEWSCHANNEL 13 also contacted NORAD and the U.S. Northern Command for comment.

"Northern command makes adjustments to its state of readiness based on current threat assessments, but does not discuss specific readiness posture," a NORAD and U.S. Northern Command spokesperson said. "We stand ready to defend the homeland."

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