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    South Korean President Park Geun-hye called Tuesday for parliamentary approval of an anti-terror bill, local media reported.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — Last month, South Korean lawmakers agreed to negotiate adoption of the anti-terrorism bill, but the process was slowed down as opposition forces were concerned about giving more authority to the National Intelligence Service.

    "Even IS [Islamic State, or Daesh in the Arab world] came to know that no basic law is in place in South Korea to prevent terrorism…. I made it clear that the parliament will be held accountable in case our people suffer damage from an unimaginable terror attack in the future," Park was quoted by the Yonhap news agency as saying.

    On November 13, terrorists attacked several venues around Paris, killing at least 130 people and injuring over 360 more. The notorious Islamic State terrorist group, which is outlawed in Russia, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

    In the wake of the attacks in Paris, defense and security situation has been under particular scrutiny globally.

    Last week, Park visited the Bataclan Theater, one of the attacked Paris sites, during her trip to the UN Climate Conference.


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