Seoul Seeks New Talks With North Korea, Hoping To Tamp Down Tensions : The Two-Way : Npr

“Later this month, both rivals will mark the 64th anniversary of the armistice agreement that brought an end to the Korean War.
They would also come roughly two weeks after North Korea conducted its latest missile test this year, launching an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan.
The country’s Red Cross also wants to open talks of its own “to discuss restarting reunions between families separated by the Korean War,” NPR’s Elise Hu notes.
Seoul Seeks New Talks With North Korea, Hoping To Tamp Down TensionsEnlarge this image toggle caption Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images Chung Sung-Jun/Getty ImagesThe South Korean government made a rare formal overture to its counterpart in the North on Monday, proposing that the longstanding rivals open new military talks along their shared border.
“So far,” Elise adds, “the North has not responded to the offer from Seoul.

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