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North Korea Destroys 10 Border Posts on DMZ Per Agreement with South Korea

Posted on 21 November 2018

Guest post by Joe Hoft

President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shake hands as they meet for the first time, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Capella Hotel in Singapore. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

North Korea blew up 10 guard posts on the DMZ per an agreement with South Korea.  This would never have happened without President Trump’s efforts to denuclearize North Korea.

According to reports coming out of China

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) destroyed 10 guard posts inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), as agreed upon, Seoul’s defense ministry said Tuesday.

The DPRK notified South Korea Sunday of its plan to explode 10 guard posts along the inter-Korean border as the two Koreas agreed to completely destroy 11 guard posts inside the DMZ on a trial basis.

The DMZ has left the Korean Peninsula divided since the 1950-53 Korean War ended with armistice.

It was reached under the Sept. 19 military agreement, which was signed by defense chiefs of the two Koreas during the Pyongyang summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un.

The two sides agreed later to reserve one guard post, respectively, among the 11.

The explosions to demolish 10 guard posts in the DPRK side of the DMZ occurred at around 3 p.m. local time (0600 GMT) almost simultaneously, and the complete destructions were confirmed, the Seoul ministry said.

The two Korea’s have been at odds since the second World War.  The heavily guarded border between the two countries has been guarded since the Korean War.  North Korea built tunnels below the DMZ and many were found by the South.  Families have been separated since birth.

Today, thanks to President Trump, the Korean Peninsula is closer to denuclearization  than at any time in history.

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