The governments of North and South Korea announced Thursday that all troops have been permanently withdrawn from a key border town controlled by both regimes; further reducing tensions along the de-militarized zone between the two nations.
According to the New York Post, the agreement to remove troops from the Joint Security Area at the border village of Panmunjom is part of a larger pact to ease relations between North and South Korea -technically in a state of war for nearly 70 years.
“On Thursday, the Koreas and the UN Command wrapped up a pullout of weapons, ammunition and soldiers manning guard posts at Panmunjom’s Joint Security Area, Seoul’s Defense Ministry said in a statement. The three sides have earlier completed removing mines from the village,” writes the Post.
The new agreement allows 35 “unarmed personnel” from each side to remain in the village.
Read the full report here.
PEACE IN KOREA: President Trump ENDORSES Official End of Korean War
President Trump officially endorsed the end of the 68-year-long Korean War Tuesday, saying both nations have his “blessing” to proceed with negotiations that would forge a lasting peace on the peninsula for the first time since 1950.
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking with reporters in Florida when he was asked to weigh-in on multiple reports that North and South Korean officials were discussing a permanent “peace agreement” over the decades-long conflict.
Breaking News: President Donald J Trump says South Korea has plans to meet with North Korea to discuss ending the decades-long war. https://fxn.ws/2qF1tzT“They do have my blessing to discuss the end to the war.”
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“North Korea’s coming along. South Korea is meeting with North Korea to see if they can end the war, and they have my blessing on that,” said Trump.
“Without us they wouldn’t be discussing anything… They do have my blessing to discuss the end of the war. People don’t realize the Korean War has not ended, it’s going on right now,” he added.
Watch the President’s remarks above.
PEACE IN KOREA: Satellite Images Show KIM ‘DISMANTLING’ Nuclear Launch Site
Recently released satellite images over North Korea reveal Kim Jong Un has begun the process of dismantling his nuclear weapons facilities; apparently disassembling a key launch site used for intercontinental missile tests.
According to USA Today, the communist regime has commenced “dismantling key facilities at an important rocket launching site on the northwest coast of the country.”
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“The July 20 images showed work at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station to dismantle a building used to assemble space-launch vehicles and a nearby rocket engine test stand used to develop liquid-fuel engines for ballistic missiles and space-launch vehicles,” writes USA Today.
The satellite images appear to show Kim’s regime is prepared to cooperate with the Trump administration in their goal of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula; a key agreement in easing severe sanctions against the Hermit Kingdom.
Just weeks ago, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to the region to help advance the process; saying the White House would accept nothing less than “total” denuclearization.
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