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North Korea Says the Korean War Is Back On

Posted By admin On March 5, 2013 @ 11:42 am In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

The Atlantic [1]
March 5, 2013

The military command of North Korea says that if South Korea and the United States don’t cancel their joint military exercises [2] by March 11, they can consider that whole 60-year-old armistice agreement totally over. The newest threat comes as China and the U.S. are reportedly drawing up new sanctions that they have negotiated together [3] and will submit the U.N. Security Council to punish the DPRK for its nuclear weapons test last month.

South Korea and the United States began a series of “war games” on March 1 [4], an annual exercise that serves as reminder to the North about the united front they face from the two allies. It’s also a helpful reminder that that Korea War has never technically ended [5]. The DMZ that divides the peninsula enforces an armistice agreement that was signed in 1953. It was designed to create a cease-fire “until a final peaceful settlement is achieved [6],” but that never happened and no formal peace treaty was ever agreed to. That’s why the U.S. Eighth Army [7] never left and two nations are in a near constant state of belligerence.

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[1] The Atlantic: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/03/north-korea-says-korean-war-back/62754/

[2] don’t cancel their joint military exercises: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/03/05/north-korea-vows-to-cancel-korean-war-cease-fire/

[3] new sanctions that they have negotiated together: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57572507/u.s-china-said-to-agree-on-new-sanctions-on-n-korea/

[4] began a series of “war games” on March 1: http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2013/03/01/60/0301000000AEN20130301002000315F.HTML

[5] has never technically ended: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57572520/north-korea-vows-to-cancel-korean-war-cease-fire-amid-talk-of-new-sanctions-continued-u.s-military-drills/

[6] until a final peaceful settlement is achieved: http://news.findlaw.com/cnn/docs/korea/kwarmagr072753.html

[7] U.S. Eighth Army: http://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/mission.asp

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