North And South Korea Cease Stand-Off After Reaching An Agreement

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After tension escalated between North Korea and South Korea, reports say that an agreement has been reached on the Korean Peninsula. The standoff, which involved an exchange of artillery fire ended on Tuesday.

South Korea’s national security chief, Kim Kwan-jin said, “I wish that we can build the new South and North Korea relationship that our people [wish for] by sincerely carrying out the agreed issues and building trust through dialogue and cooperation.”

He added, “During the meeting, it is very meaningful in the aspect that the North apologized over the landmine incident and that they agreed on making efforts to prevent such incidents from reoccurring and easing tension.”

After South Korean soldiers were wounded in a landmine incident, North Korea expressed their regret. Additionally, North Korea agreed to terminate the “semi” state of war, which they had declared.

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