North Korea exploded 10 of its guard posts along the DMZ, the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, as relations between the dictatorship and the republic continue to thaw. Thanks to South Korean president Moon Jae-in and of course, U.S. President Donald Trump.
The explosions were carried out as part of an agreement reached between the North and South earlier in 2018. South Korea is also destroying guard posts, but using an excavator like boring free nations do instead of blowing them up like exciting tyrannical dictatorships. Because of the environment, I guess.
And yes, the U.S. talks with North Korea have been instrumental in this process that is being led currently by South Korea. Our cooperation makes his easier, more viable, and less threatened by China. Trump’s summit helped make this happen.
Now, watch it happen:
From ABC News:
“We aim to verify the dismantlement, and ultimately withdraw all guard posts in both North and South Korean border military demarcation line,” Choi Hyun-soo, South Korea’s defense ministry spokesperson said during a briefing Tuesday.
The demolition of guard posts on both sides of the border at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is part of a series of moves that South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had agreed to completely ‘demilitarize’ the joint security area during the third inter-Korean summit in September.
Both sides had already withdrawn all firearms from a joint security area (JSA) in Panmunjom and military presence was limited last month to 35 unarmed military personnel each.
The next step will be to open up both sides of the Panmunjom to the public for guided tour groups by early next month.
Peace keeps approaching.