SEOUL (Reuters) – North and South Korean officials inspected work to ease tension on their militarised border on Wednesday, checking on the demolition of bunkers and probing for secret tunnels, despite scant progress on persuading the North to give up nuclear arms.
The two sides destroyed 11 guard posts within 1 km (0.6 mile) of each side of the heavily fortified border and withdrew equipment and personnel late last month, as a first step in a military pact reached in September between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Update #1: Troops cross North-South Korea Demilitarized Zone in peace for 1st time ever — CBS/AP
Update #2: North and South Korean soldiers enter each other’s territory — AFP
WNU Editor: This is a huge first step. It may seem small …. to verify the removal of a few guard posts …. but it is going to be used as a template for future talks, and how to verify joint agreements that will ease tensions on the DMZ.