North Korea Vows to End Non-Aggression Pact With South Korea

by Colonel on March 9, 2013

North Korea has vowed to nullify nonaggression pacts with South Korea in response to the U.N. Security Council’s new tough sanctions and planned joint South Korea-U.S. military drills.

In addition to voiding the peace agreement, the Committee for Peaceful Reunification of Korea, the North’s agency in charge of dealing with cross-border affairs with the South, announced in a statement broadcast on state media Friday that it will sever a North-South hotline.

The state-run agency said North Korea “abrogates all agreements on nonaggression reached between the North and the South … [and] also notifies the South side that it will immediately cut off the North-South hotline.”

The agency said the pact will be voided starting Monday, the same day South Korea-U.S. joint military drills are set to begin. Earlier this week, Pyongyang vowed to break the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War.

” — Jung-yoon Choi, Copyright 2013 Tribune Company

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