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    Post  Jelena on Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:45 pm

    Korean warships clash near disputed sea border


    by Lim Chang-Won Lim Chang-won   – 42 mins ago (10 November)

    SEOUL (AFP) – A North Korean patrol boat was set ablaze after exchanging fire with South Korea's navy on Tuesday, Seoul officials said, as cross-border tensions rose a week before a scheduled US presidential visit.

    The two sides blamed each other for the clash, the first for seven years near the disputed Yellow Sea border.

    President Lee Myung-Bak called an emergency meeting of security ministers as his Prime Minister Chung Un-Chan accused the North of making a "direct attack" on a South Korean high-speed patrol craft.

    "There was no damage on our side while a North Korean patrol boat engulfed in flame sailed back (across the border)," Chung told parliament.

    He described the clash, which follows recent peace overtures from the North, as unplanned and urged people to stay calm.
    Some analysts, however, said Pyongyang may be sending President Barack Obama a message, eight days before he arrives in South Korea as part of an Asian tour.

    Defence Minister Kim Tae-Young told parliament the North's boat sailed more than 1.6 kilometres (one mile) south of the border and "I believe they clearly knew about the intrusion".

    The Joint Chiefs of Staff said the South's boat sent several warning signals after the North's craft crossed the border, but the intruder held its course.

    After the South fired warning shots, "the North's side opened fire, directly aiming at our ship. Then our ship responded by firing back, forcing the North Korean boat to return to the north," the statement said.

    "There were no casualties on our side. We are on the lookout for any further provocations by the North," it said.
    "We fired heavily on the North Korean vessel," an unidentified navy official told Yonhap news agency, adding the initial assessment was that it suffered considerable damage.

    "We express our strong protest to North Korea and urge it to prevent a recurrence of such incidents," said Brigadier-General Lee Ki-Sik of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    He said the two sides exchanged fire for two minutes from a distance of about three kilometres. The North fired about 50 rounds, 15 of which hit the South Korean boat.

    The border known as the Northern Limit Line (NLL) has always been a potential flashpoint and was the scene of bloody naval clashes in 1999 and 2002.

    General Lee said the North breached the NLL 22 times this year. But this was the first time the South had to fire warning shots, because the patrol boat kept intruding despite five warning signals.Chronology: NKorea, SKorea clashes

    North Korea's military, however, told its South Korean counterpart to apologise for a "grave armed provocation" and said Seoul's ships had opened fire while its craft was north of the border.
    In a report on Pyongyang's official media, the North said its boat "lost no time to deal a prompt retaliatory blow at the provokers".

    "This might be an intentional clash aimed at heightening tension ahead of Obama's trip," Kim Yong-Hyun, a professor at Dongguk University, told YTN television.

    "I believe North Korea is trying to show Obama the volatility of the peninsula. North Korea has demanded a peace pact be signed with the US to replace the truce agreement (which ended the 1950-53 war)."

    Yoo Ho-Yeol of Korea University said the clash appeared intended to raise tension before Obama's visit. "North Koreans believe tension helps them strengthen their bargaining power," he told Yonhap.

    But Yang Moo-Jin of Seoul's University of North Korean Studies told AFP that if it had been a deliberate provocation, the North would have mobilised more than one patrol boat.

    The clash came amid Pyongyang's peace feelers to Seoul and Washington after months of hostility marked by its missile test-launches and a nuclear test.

    The North has invited US special envoy Stephen Bosworth to Pyongyang for talks on ending the standoff about its nuclear weapons programme. Washington was expected to decide soon to go ahead with the trip.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091110/ts_afp/skoreankoreamilitaryclash

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    Explosion Sinks S. Korean Navy Ship in Tense Border Area With North!

    Post  Russian Patriot on Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:23 pm

    Explosion Sinks S. Korean Navy Ship in Tense Border Area With North


    Kurt Achin | Seoul 26 March 2010

    South Korean officials are not ruling out the possibility of a North Korean attack in the sinking of one of the South's naval vessels. About half the more than 100 people on board the ship were rescued, and search efforts are still under way for the remaining crew. An explosion damaged the ship in a historically tense disputed border area.

    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak ordered an emergency meeting of senior security officials Friday night, hours after an apparent explosion caused a South Korean patrol boat to sink.

    Lee Gi-sik, with South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters the military's primary focus was on saving those aboard.

    He says at 9:45pm local time, the South's ship was passing southwest of South Korea's Baekryoung island when it began sinking due to damage on its bottom side. He says other vessels were mobilized and dozens of people were rescued from the distressed ship.

    Baekryoung island is located in waters west of the Korean peninsula, very close to what is called the Northern Limit Line. The maritime border was designated by the United Nations at the signing of a 1953 armistice to halt fighting in the Korean War.

    North Korea has never accepted the border as valid, and the North and South have fought at least three separate naval clashes in the area in the past 11 years.

    South Korean officials are not yet pointing any fingers but say they are not ruling out the possibility that the vessel was the target of a North Korean torpedo attack.

    Lee says a South Korean naval vessel detected an unidentified object on its radar and fired several warning shots. He says he cannot confirm what the object was.

    North Korea warned this month it was bolstering its defenses in response to routine annual military drills South Korea conducts with the United States.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/rok/2010/rok-100326-voa02.htm

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    Post  Vladimir79 on Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:13 pm

    It exploded the rear of the ship. My guess is wake homing torpedo from midget sub.

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    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri May 21, 2010 2:19 am

    Korea accuses North of sinking its warship in March - agency

    RIA Novosti

    20/05/201006:12

    MOSCOW, May 20 (RIA Novosti) - Seoul announced on Thursday that a North Korean submarine sank a South Korean warship in March, the Yonhap news agency said.

    The 1,200-ton Cheonan corvette sunk on the night of March 26 near the disputed Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the Yellow Sea after a sudden explosion that killed 46 sailors.

    A team of international investigators confirmed on Thursday suspicions that the ship was destroyed by a torpedo launched from a North Korean submarine.
    "We have reached a clear conclusion that South Korea's Cheonan [corvette] was sunk as a result of an external underwater explosion caused by a torpedo made in North Korea," Yonhap quoted Yoon Duk-yong, co-head of the investigation team, as saying.

    "The evidence points overwhelmingly to the conclusion that the torpedo was fired by a North Korean submarine," the official added.

    The conclusions of the investigation may lead to further deterioration of the already sour relations between the two Koreas and jeopardize international efforts to stop Pyongyang's controversial nuclear weapons and ballistic missile development programs.

    North Korea has already called the results of the investigation "a fabrication," and warned Seoul of stern response if the South retaliated with new sanctions against Pyongyang over the alleged attack on its warship.

    The two countries remain technically at war as their 1950-1953 conflict ended only in an armistice.

    Naval clashes between the two states over the disputed sea border took place in 1999, 2002 and last year.

    Korea accuses North of sinking its warship in March - agency
    RIA Novosti

    20/05/201006:12

    MOSCOW, May 20 (RIA Novosti) - Seoul announced on Thursday that a North Korean submarine sank a South Korean warship in March, the Yonhap news agency said.

    The 1,200-ton Cheonan corvette sunk on the night of March 26 near the disputed Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the Yellow Sea after a sudden explosion that killed 46 sailors.

    A team of international investigators confirmed on Thursday suspicions that the ship was destroyed by a torpedo launched from a North Korean submarine.

    "We have reached a clear conclusion that South Korea's Cheonan [corvette] was sunk as a result of an external underwater explosion caused by a torpedo made in North Korea," Yonhap quoted Yoon Duk-yong, co-head of the investigation team, as saying.

    "The evidence points overwhelmingly to the conclusion that the torpedo was fired by a North Korean submarine," the official added.

    The conclusions of the investigation may lead to further deterioration of the already sour relations between the two Koreas and jeopardize international efforts to stop Pyongyang's controversial nuclear weapons and ballistic missile development programs.

    North Korea has already called the results of the investigation "a fabrication," and warned Seoul of stern response if the South retaliated with new sanctions against Pyongyang over the alleged attack on its warship.

    The two countries remain technically at war as their 1950-1953 conflict ended only in an armistice.

    Naval clashes between the two states over the disputed sea border took place in 1999, 2002 and last year.

    Korea accuses North of sinking its warship in March - agency
    RIA Novosti

    20/05/201006:12

    MOSCOW, May 20 (RIA Novosti) - Seoul announced on Thursday that a North Korean submarine sank a South Korean warship in March, the Yonhap news agency said.

    The 1,200-ton Cheonan corvette sunk on the night of March 26 near the disputed Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the Yellow Sea after a sudden explosion that killed 46 sailors.

    A team of international investigators confirmed on Thursday suspicions that the ship was destroyed by a torpedo launched from a North Korean submarine.

    "We have reached a clear conclusion that South Korea's Cheonan [corvette] was sunk as a result of an external underwater explosion caused by a torpedo made in North Korea," Yonhap quoted Yoon Duk-yong, co-head of the investigation team, as saying.

    "The evidence points overwhelmingly to the conclusion that the torpedo was fired by a North Korean submarine," the official added.

    The conclusions of the investigation may lead to further deterioration of the already sour relations between the two Koreas and jeopardize international efforts to stop Pyongyang's controversial nuclear weapons and ballistic missile development programs.

    North Korea has already called the results of the investigation "a fabrication," and warned Seoul of stern response if the South retaliated with new sanctions against Pyongyang over the alleged attack on its warship.

    The two countries remain technically at war as their 1950-1953 conflict ended only in an armistice.

    Naval clashes between the two states over the disputed sea border took place in 1999, 2002 and last year.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/rok/2010/rok-100520-rianovosti01.htm

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    Post  Vladimir79 on Fri May 21, 2010 3:41 am

    So I was right... I am good. thumbsup

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    Artillery fire on Korean border

    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:58 am

    Artillery fire on Korean border



    South Korea says it has returned fire after North Korea fired around 200 artillery shells onto one of its border islands, reportedly killing one marine.

    The South's military was placed on its highest non-wartime alert after the shells landed on Yeonpyeong island.

    North Korea has not yet commented on the incident, in which three marines and two civilians were also injured.

    Correspondents say this is one of the most serious since the the Korean War ended without a peace treaty in 1953.

    There have been occasional cross-border clashes since, but the latest incident comes at a time of rising regional tension.

    North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong-il is believed to be ill and trying to engineer the succession of his youngest son. And on Saturday, North Korea showed off what it claimed was a new uranium enrichment facility - potentially giving it a second route to a nuclear weapon.

    The move prompted the US special representative for North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, to rule out the resumption of six-party talks on resolving the nuclear issue.

    South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Hee-jung also said it was investigating a possible link between the artillery attack and recent maritime exercises near the western sea border earlier on Tuesday.
    'Illegal firing'

    South Korean officials said artillery rounds landed on Yeonpyeong island, near the disputed inter-Korean maritime border to the west of the Korean Peninsula.

    "A North Korean artillery unit staged an illegal firing provocation at 1434 PM (0534 GMT) and South Korean troops fired back immediately in self-defence," a defence ministry spokesman told AFP.

    A resident on the island told the agency that dozens of houses were damaged, while television pictures reportedly showed plumes of smoke rising above the island.

    "Houses and mountains are on fire and people are evacuating. You can't see very well because of plumes of smoke," a witness on the island told YTN television station.

    "People are frightened to death," the witness added.

    South Korea had deployed fighter jets to the island, Yonhap news agency said.

    This western maritime border, also known as the Northern Limit Line, has been the scene of numerous clashes between the two Koreas in the past.

    In March, a South Korean warship went down near the border with the loss of 46 lives.

    International investigators say a North Korean torpedo sank the ship, although Pyongyang has denied any role in the incident.

    Since then relations between the two neighbours have remained tense.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11818005

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    Post  IronsightSniper on Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:54 am

    This will end well.

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    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:17 pm

    If N. Korea had pulled the shit of the last year on Russia, it would be occupied with a garrison.

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    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:34 pm


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    Post  GarryB on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:19 am

    If N. Korea had pulled the shit of the last year on Russia, it would be occupied with a garrison.

    But then from their perspective all the sanctions being imposed on them and the economic isolation being imposed lead by the United States of America simply because they have a program to develop nuclear weapons (something Israel, South Africa, Pakistan, and India all did without the same level of sanctions and international isolation).
    And also technically they are still at war with South Korea anyway.

    The US complains that they keep secrets and then when they reveal they have a uranium enrichment plant the US cancels talks/negotiations.

    Best way to encourage talks is to do something really stupid like they have.

    What the US should have said after there new plant was revealed was to simply say that this gives them something else to talk about during talks.

    Of course the NKs will have enrichment plants... how does the US think they make nuclear bombs?

    Nuclear bomb trees?

    The simple reality is that NK wants to protect itself with Nuclear weapons and the US doesn't want them to.

    It comes down to what the US can offer them so that they don't want nuclear weapons anymore.

    Force wont work and isolation hasn't worked in 60 years so I guess it isn't going to.

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    Post  IronsightSniper on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:50 am

    As you've said in many threads, Nuclear Weapons are not for defense if only a few nations have them. So, our problem is that if NK proliferates nuclear weapons, that'd leave the South extremely vulnerable as they don't even have much of an ABM force. Which would of course, lead to proliferation from the South.

    In any case, 1 million tonnes of rice doesn't seem to be working as much of a bribe.

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    North Korea Deploys Attack Helicopters Near Sea Border

    Post  Russian Patriot on Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:29 am

    North Korea has placed several dozen combat helicopters near its sea border with South Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday citing South Korean government sources.

    North Korea has deployed around 50 upgraded Russian-made helicopters on Baeknyeong Island in the West Sea since May.

    The attack helicopters are armed with rockets and antitank missiles and are capable of carrying explosives weighing up to 500 kilograms.

    The deployment appears to come in response to South Korea stationing AH-1S Cobra attack helicopters and multiple launch rocket systems on the West Sea islands.

    South Korea is ready to strike back with Cheonma surface-to-air-missiles or deploy KF-16 fighter jets, the source said.


    http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20120724/174753558.html

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    Post  GarryB on Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:04 am

    Sounds sinister till this:

    The deployment appears to come in response to South Korea stationing AH-1S Cobra attack helicopters and multiple launch rocket systems on the West Sea islands.

    So it isn't an aggressive move, but a reaction to something South Korea did...


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    Post  SOC on Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:50 pm

    ...which might have been a reaction to the DPRK shelling ROK islands in the first place. Who knows.

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    Post  George1 on Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:54 pm

    S Korea Claims Pyongyang Intensifies Activities Near Border: Reports

    According to an unnamed government source, South Korea has broadcast warning messages toward the North on "about 60 occasions" this year. South Korean troops did not fire a warning shot across the border in 2013, but had to so "five to six times" in 2014.

    MOSCOW, November 16 (Sputnik) — North Korean military have increased reconnaissance activities near the intensively guarded border in 2014 from the previous year, provoking more warning broadcasts and shots from South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Sunday citing an unnamed government source.

    "North Korea has increased its reconnaissance in the demilitarized zone since last month," the source said. "The South Korean military is analyzing the North's intention behind it."

    According to the source, South Korea has broadcast warning messages toward the North on "about 60 occasions" this year. South Korean troops did not fire a warning shot across the border in 2013, but had to so "five to six times" in 2014.

    Recently, 10 North Korean soldiers came "a few feet south" of the military demarcation line (MDL), which was established by the armistice that marked the end of the Korean War in 1953 and stretches for about 250 kilometers. They reportedly took pictures of signposts. In response, South Korea fired warning shots, but there was no exchange of fire.

    Last month, the rivals exchanged fire after soldiers from North Korea drew near the MDL.

    According to a military official, the North has been sending about 10 soldiers at a time to check up on signs that mark the MDL.

    On Saturday, North Korea condemned South Korea for launching warning shots at its soldiers and claimed Seoul will have to pay for "provocations".

    Furthermore, on Sunday, Pyongyang blasted Seoul for seeking to purchase PAC-3 interceptor missiles from the US, warning it will counter the move with enhanced nuclear deterrence.

    According to Yonhap, South Korea is seeking to buy PAC-3 missiles to upgrade its present PAC-2 air defense system by 2020, to strengthen its defense against North Korea. PAC-3 interceptors are also a key element of the plan to build the Korean Air and Missile Defense (KAMD) system.

    Early this month, Washington approved the PAC-3 systems and related equipment for a price tag of $1.41 billion. The PAC-3 is capable to intercept missiles at an altitude of under 40 kilometers.

    "The US sale is a prelude to Washington's move to put South Korea under its missile defense system," said the Rodong Sinmun newspaper, an organ of the North's ruling Workers' Party of Korea as cited by Yonhap. "The weapons sale will push North Korea to the path of further strengthening nuclear deterrence."

    The newspaper also stressed that the expansion of the US missile defense system will trigger an arms race in the Northeast Asia.

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    Post  George1 on Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:35 pm

    Pyongyang Calls on Seoul to Stop Military Drills to Improve Relations

    South Korea should "stop all kinds of war schemes", including military exercises carried out with other countries, North Korean state-run newspaper said.

    MOSCOW, January 11 (Sputnik) — Pyongyang has called on Seoul on Sunday to stop military drills in order to demonstrate the will to improve relations between the countries, Yonhap news agency reported, citing North Korean Cabinet's official newspaper Minju Choson.

    "If the South is truly determined to improve inter-Korean relations through dialogue and negotiations… it should stop all kinds of war schemes, including reckless military exercises carried out jointly with foreign forces," Yonhap quoted the North Korean newspaper.

    According to Yonhap, on Saturday Pyongyang said it would temporarily suspend its nuclear tests if South Korea cancelled joint military exercises with the United Stated planned for 2015.

    The two Koreas are formally in a state of war, as no peace treaty was signed after the Korean War of 1950-1953. Relations between North and South Korea worsened in 2010, when Seoul's Cheonan warship was sunk in the Yellow Sea and a South Korean investigation determined the vessel was hit by a North Korean torpedo. Since then, there have been several incidents at the border between the two Koreas, with two countries remaining particularly sensitive to each other’s military drills.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:24 pm

    Joint US-South Korea Exercises ‘Root Cause’ of Tensions in Korea: Pyongyang

    The Deputy Permanent Representative of the DPRK to the United Nations said that the large scale war games, held in South Korea, are the root cause of the escalating tension on the Korean peninsula.

    UNITED NATIONS, January 14 (Sputnik) – The military drills that South Korea holds jointly with the United States, threaten to cause grave destabilization on the peninsula, An Myong Hun, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations, has announced.

    "The large scale war games, held in South Korea, are the root cause of the escalating tension on the Korean peninsula, and the danger of the nuclear war, facing the Korean nation. It is needless to say there can be no real trustful dialogue, nor improved inter Korea relations in such a gruesome atmosphere in which war exercises are staged," An Myong Hun said Tuesday.

    According to the representative, DPRK leader Kim Jung Un has been devoted to the issue of national reunification and to improving relations between North and South Korea, while the United States has "intervened in dialogue and cooperation between the north and south".

    The North Korean representative stressed that in order for a peaceful environment to be created on the Korean peninsula "the largest scale war exercises undertaken every year in South Korea, jointly by the US and South Korea, must stop immediately".

    "We the government of the DPRK propose to the US to temporarily suspend the joint military exercises, which it conducts every year in South Korea. And if this is the case, we will respond by temporarily suspending nuclear tests which the US is concerned about," An Myong Hun said.

    If the proposal is put in practice in 2015, "anything will be possible this year at the Korean peninsula", according to the DPRK representative.

    North and South Korea are formally in a state of war, as no peace treaty was signed after the Korean War of 1950-1953. South Korea and the United States carry out annual joint military exercises, aimed at testing readiness to counter a potential invasion from the North.

    Meanwhile DPRK declared itself a nuclear power in 2005 and has since conducted several nuclear tests. The country's nuclear program has triggered mass protests from the international community.

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    Post  George1 on Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:22 pm

    North Korea Tests More Missiles as Tensions Grow

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    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:51 am

    South Korea Reduces Water Supply to the North

    With North Korea slowly coming out of a long drought, the South Korean government has decided to reduce the supply of free water it was giving to the North.

    South Korea’s Ministry of Unification says the water it sends to North Korea will be cut from 7,000 tons to 5,000 tons a day.

    The ministry added that Seoul has reduced another supply of free water to Kaesong by 5,000 tons a day to 10,000 tons a day since December.

    This supply of water comes through a facility near a reservoir at the Kaesong Industrial Complex (GIC in Korean), where thousands of North Koreans live and work.

    “North Korea suffered a severe drought in 2014 and the amount of water stored in the reservoir at the GIC has been drying up,” unification ministry spokesman Lim Byeong-cheol told Korea Times. “The reservoir is the only source of water at the GIC and nearby region.”

    “It was inevitable to cut back the water supply and Pyongyang fully understands what led us to make such a decision.”

    “In the case of Kaseong, we’ve been providing water for its 300,000 citizens since 2007 because North Korea lacks civic infrastructure and asked us for support.”

    In addition to the residents, there are close to 53,000 North Korean working for 124 South Korean companies in the border cities, mostly small and medium-sized enterprises at the GIC that began operations in 2004 as part of inter-Korean reconciliatory efforts.

    While South Korea insists the water reduction is due to an improvement in drought conditions, both countries have had tense relations and it is not known if the water cut off was done in anger or out of spite.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/asia/20150317/1019622419.html#ixzz3UhoJwUhR

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    Post  George1 on Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:00 pm

    Breaking Through: North Korean Soldier Defects to South Korea Via DMZ


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    Post  max steel on Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:27 am

    NK SK exchange fire.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:16 pm

    North, South Korea reach agreement after marathon talks — Yonhap

    The second round of talks between representatives of Seoul and Pyongyang lasted for over 24 hours

    SEOUL, August 24. /TASS/. Senior aides to the leaders of North and South Korea, negotiating at the border village of Panmunjom, have reached an agreement, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

    "South Korea and North Korea reached an agreement Tuesday," the agency quoted Seoul's presidential spokesman as saying, adding that details of the agreement would be announced at 2 a.m. local time on Tuesday /8 p.m. Moscow time on Monday/.

    Top negotiators of the two sides have been in marathon talks since Saturday seeking to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula.

    The situation there deteriorated seriously on Thursday after North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire in the western part of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Seoul claimed that North Korea was the first to open fire and the artillery shelling was aimed at South Korea’s propaganda loudspeakers installed nearby. Pyongyang rejected the allegations.

    On the same day, North Korea forwarded an ultimatum to South Korea to stop broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda through loudspeakers, to dismantle the equipment within next 48 hours and threatened military action otherwise. Seoul declared it would not meet Pyongyang’s demands.

    The meeting at the Demilitarized Zone village began soon after the deadline for North Korea's ultimatum expired.


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    Post  Militarov on Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:29 pm

    So basically North placed mines where they were not allowed to, two South soldiers lost their legs, and then South used propaganda speakers on border which got targeted by Norths MLRS and then South returned by howtizer fire... They should make a theater play with this plot, id like to watch it.

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    Re: Inter-Korean Relations-Incidents

    Post  max steel on Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:33 pm


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    Post  max steel on Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:45 pm

    North Korea submarine movement detected at disputed border

    North Korea submarine movement was detected near the western coast of the peninsula, according to South Korean sources.The unusual activity involved the deployment of several submarines that were detected on South Korean sonar, local news network MBC reported.

    The submarines appeared to have been dispatched from an area where Pyongyang keeps its fleet, including the 1,800-ton Romeo-class submersible craft.The submarines crossed the Northern Limit Line, a disputed maritime border, in an exercise that appeared to be a preparation for a provocation.

    South Korea and U.S. intelligence authorities both detected the movements, according to MBC.A South Korean government official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said two or three submarines "moved south" then briefly emerged from the water.

    These maneuvers are all part of regular training exercises and the South is closely monitoring the situation, the official said.By late Thursday all submarines had returned north of the NLL but in case of an emergency the area is under constant surveillance, the official said.

    North Korea operates numerous submarines, including the smaller shark and salmon-class crafts, according to the report.Kim Dae-young, a senior research fellow at the Korea Defense and Security Forum, said North Korean submarines could launch a torpedo attack against South Korean vessels.

    In a time of rising tensions, South Korean firms have been creating core technology to detect incoming submarines. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering recently completed development of a system to detect underwater radiation noise, Yonhap reported Thursday.

    The DURAN Mark-1 detects noise coming from submarines including underwater movements from submarine propellers.The noise patterns are used to identify the location of the craft, according to the report.

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