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Local Korean Leader Says He Is Not Too Worried About North Korea
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ANNANDALE, Va. (WUSA) --- North Korea's shower of artillery on a South Korean island Tuesday does not cause deep worry for some local Koreans who reflect on the political situation in their native country.

William Hwang is the President of the Korean-American Association of Northern Va. His brother, Do Kyun Hwang, 53, lives on the mainland of South Korea.

Hwang says he is a "little bit" worried about the situation. But knows "South Korea is a good ally of the US."

Hwang says North Korea is preparing for the transition of power from Kim Jong-il to his son, Kim Jong-un.

North Korea cannot afford to make any mistake during this transition period, or it may disturb the transition of power to the second generation, Hwang says.

North Korea's attack on the island of Yeonpyeong Tuesday was "outrageous," according to the United States. The attack killed two South Korean marines and injured 19 other people.

Written by: Elizabeth Jia
9NEWS NOW & WUSA9.com  

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