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North Korea threatens breaking armistice with South Korea

Aleteia - published on 03/05/13 - updated on 06/07/17

The alarming threat comes in response to planned military exercises by the US and South Korea

The US and South Korea are planning on doing military exercises soon in the region. In response, North Korea has threatened it will throw out the 1953 armistice effectively ending the Korean war if the military exercises are carried out. More from Reuters:

(Reuters) – North Korea threatened on Tuesday to scrap an armistice that ended the 1950-53 civil war and sever a military "hotline" with the United States if South Korea and Washington pressed on with two-month-long war games.
It was a notable sharpening in the North's often bellicose rhetoric and followed word from U.N. diplomats that the United States and China had struck a tentative deal on a draft U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution that would punish North Korea for its third nuclear test, which it conducted last month.
"We will completely nullify the Korean armistice," the North's KCNA news agency said, quoting the Korean People's Army (KPA) Supreme Command spokesman.
"The war exercise being done by the United States and the puppet south Korea is a systematic act of destruction aimed at the Korean armistice."

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