North Korea leader, Kim Jong-Un.    Photo: AFP

South Korea expects North Korea to engage in more provocative action by October to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of its communist party.

In a meeting with President Moon Jae-in on Thursday, national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said he expected Pyongyang to act around October 10 and 18, but gave no details.

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Chung’s report also said there were worries over military conflict being sparked by accidental incidents.

”The president (Moon Jae-in) said the United States speaks of military and diplomatic options, but South Korea can’t go through war again,” said Park Wan-ju, lawmaker and head spokesperson of the ruling Democratic Party.

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have escalated in recent weeks as the North Korean leader and U.S. President Donald Trump exchanged threats and insults over North’s nuclear and missile development programme.

Pyongyang has accused Trump of declaring war after he warned that Kim’s regime would not last if he persisted in threatening the US and its allies.