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Seoul Proposes Pyongyang to Move DPRK Artillery Away From Border – Reports

Sputnik – 17.06.2018

Seoul has proposed Pyongyang to move North Korean long-range artillery away from the border between the two states in order to reduce tensions between them, South Korean media reported Sunday.

The Yonhap news agency reported citing government sources that on Thursday the two states held talks between high-ranking military officials within the framework of the agreements reached on April 27 between the leaders of the two Koreas.

According to the media outlet, during the meeting the South Korean side made a number of proposals including the relocation of the North Korean artillery to the positions located up to 40 kilometers (some 25 miles) from the line dividing the two Korean states.

The situation on the Korean Peninsula has been significantly improving within the last several months with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in having held their first meeting on April 27.

During the meeting, the sides signed the Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula. The document committed the two countries to a nuclear-free peninsula and talks to bring a formal end to the Korean War.

June 17, 2018 - Posted by | Militarism |

2 Comments »

  1. Moving ‘Long Range’ missile sites a 100 kilometres back from the border won’t make a lot of difference.

    All of this hullaballoo could have been avoided 60 years ago if a sensible agreement had been negotiated, instead
    of an ‘Armistice’. But it suits the Big Powers to keep tensions high, and the people fearful, so it allows them to manipulate the public, and allow them to spend whatever money they like on Weaponry. Same with the “Cuban “Crisis”.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | June 17, 2018 | Reply

  2. Any reciprocity here? Surely South Korea, including all those thousands of US troops and its own arsenals, has firepower aplenty within 40 kilometers of the DMZ….

    Comment by roberthstiver | June 18, 2018 | Reply


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