Native South Koreans Worry About Nuclear Threats From The North

By Corinne Rose

April 9, 2013 Updated Apr 9, 2013 at 6:48 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tvt) -- Fort Wayne's Korean community has close ties to friends and family still living in South Korea.

A pastor at a Fort Wayne church that holds Korean services every Sunday says his parents fled the fighting of the Korean War in the 1950's with no money and only what they could carry with them.

The Rev. Youngsoo An says they are extremely frightened by Kim Jong Un's threats to use nuclear weapons.

An's assessment is that North Korea is trying to flex its political and military muscle as a world player.

And he hopes Americans can do what they can to help.

"Please keep your prayers for the peace of North and South Korea. We need to keep our prayer. It is very significant," An says.

An believes North Korea does have nuclear weapons, but says he doesn't know whether the communist country has the capability to launch them very well.

He also says his friends and relatives who are his age, who did not live through the Korean War, are going about their normal lives, but his parents remain very frightened.

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