North & South Korea have finally come to an agreement after several days of negotiations.
Korean peace talks at the Panmunjom “truce village” inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas began on Sunday, shortly after North Korea’s deadline for the South to halt its propaganda broadcasts or face military action.
Over 2.7 million people died in the Korean War. In 1953 North and South Korea ended the struggle in a truce. Wars are ended by peace treaty. Because of this, these two nations have technically remained in a state of war since the 1950-53 Korean War “ended”.
North Korea has apologized for the landmine incident & South Korea has agreed to stop broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda. N. Korea then agreed to end the “quasi state of war” it declared earlier in August. The world can finally sigh a breath of relief. For now, the threat of nuclear war in Korea has diminished greatly.
An interesting twist: “The two sides will hold follow-up talks to discuss a range of issues on improving ties, the joint statement said.” (Reuters, 2015)
Is North Korea finally coming out of its shell to interact with civilization again? Only time will tell. But, it would be significant because N. Korea has an extensive history of isolating itself from the rest of the world. Perhaps the Korean War will finally be ended officially and a peace treaty can be struck between the two embattled nations.