Meanwhile.., up in the North
Pyongyang took aim at President Park Geun-hye's North Korea policy.
The regime says an overhaul is needed if inter-Korean relations are to improve anytime soon.
The North's state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper said President Park's emphasis on sticking to her "principles" was the main stumbling block to bettering cross-border relations as it encourages competition between the two Koreas.
Park has made clear that North Korea can't win any concessions by playing up threats or staging provocations against the South and that any progress in inter-Korean relations will have to be based on mutual trust.
As for Seoul's heightened security measures against possible threats from Pyongyang, the newspaper saidit was shameful that the South would rest the fate of the two Koreas in the hands of a foreign power, referring to the American military presence on the peninsula.