All posts tagged "landmines"

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    UN Command proposes talks with N. Korea over land mine incident

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The United Nations Command has suggested general-level talks with North Korea to discuss the recent mine explosion on the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone blamed on the communist country, military sources said...

    • Posted August 18, 2015
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  • South Korean soldiers sweep for landmines. (Yonhap)
    N. Korea plants landmines in DMZ apparently to prevent soldiers fleeing

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea has been planting anti-personnel mines alongside the inter-Korean border for the past couple of months to prevent North Korean soldiers from fleeing to South Korea, a South Korean official said Sunday. “Under...

    • Posted June 13, 2015
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  • "Beware of landmines" sign posted at  Gyeonggi-do, Yeoncheon-gun, Mintong-sun. (Yonhap file)
    U.S. pledges not to use landmines except in Korea

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — The United States on Tuesday made the Korean Peninsula the only exception to its pledge not to use anti-personnel landmines, citing the peninsula’s “unique circumstances” and its commitment to South Korea’s defense. The White...

    • Posted September 23, 2014
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