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Pyongyang is weighing progress towards demilitarized zones in the face of deteriorating ties with Seoul

June 16, 2020

The North Korean Armed Forces General Staff announced Tuesday that it is considering the possibility of moving back to areas that have been demilitarized under the north-south agreement because current relations between the two countries are “worse”.

“Our army is closely monitoring the current situation in which north-south relations are deteriorating,” the North Korean army said in a statement by the country’s state-run KCNA news agency.

In this sense, the text continued, the North Korean authorities were “fully willing to offer a secure military guarantee for all external party and government action.”

Pyongyang is weighing progress towards demilitarized zones in the face of deteriorating ties with SeoulPyongyang is weighing progress towards demilitarized zones in the face of deteriorating ties with Seoul

The umpteenth episode of tensions between the two Koreas comes almost two weeks after the Pyongyang government threatened to cut off all communications with Seoul in retaliation for the propaganda launched by North Korean defectors across the border.