Thu, August 19, 2010

DPRK calls for peace treaty

Nuclear issue on Korean Peninsula takes new turn

At the beginning of the year 2010, the conflict between DPRK on one side and the United States and South Korea on the other over the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula took a new turn. Full story

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About "The Korean War Armistice Agreement"

The year 1953 marked the end of a brutal and some say senseless war that claimed the lives of more than 2.5 million Koreans and more than 36,000 American soldiers.

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SKorea, US dismiss NKorea's peace talks proposal

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S Korea keeps much closer eye on the DPRK's military: defense minister

2010-01-12 05:42:40 GMT Xinhua English SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- South Korea is keeping a much closer eye on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s military than in the past, and the DPRK seems to have beefed up its military training off the west coast, Seoul's Defense Minister Kim Tae-young said Tuesday.

S Korea conditions discussion of peace treaty on restart of six-party talks

2010-01-12 02:54:04 GMT Xinhua English SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's Defense Minister Kim Tae-yong said Tuesday that progress in the denuclearization of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the resumption of the stalled six-party talks should come first before South Korea and the DPRK can discuss replacing an armistice with a peace treaty.

DPRK reiterates call for peace treaty

2010-01-22 03:07:36 GMT Xinhua English PYONGYANG, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has repeated its demand of concluding a peace treaty with the United States to replace the Armistice Agreement, which ended the 1950-53 Korean War.

Nuclear issue on Korean Peninsula takes new turn

2010-01-14 14:58:24 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- At the beginning of the year 2010,the conflict between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on one side and the United States and South Korea on the other over the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula took a new turn.

North Korea digs in on U.S. peace talks demand

2010-01-12 09:20:18 GMT SINA.com BEIJING – North Korea will not return to nuclear disarmament negotiations unless the United States agrees to peace treaty talks and lifts sanctions, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Tuesday, leaving little room for compromise.

North Korea calls for peace treaty to replace armistice

2010-01-12 09:09:56 GMT SINA.com SEOUL - North Korea said on Monday it wants to reach a peace treaty quickly to replace the ceasefire that ended the 1950-53 Korean War in order to build trust with the United States and revive dormant nuclear disarmament talks.

The Korean War Armistice Agreement

2010-01-12 10:06:35 GMT SINA.com The year 1953 marked the end of a brutal and some say senseless war that claimed the lives of more than 2.5 million Koreans and more than 36,000 American soldiers. The year 1953 also marked the beginning of the Korean War Armistice Agreement that sought to stop the Korean War and insure a complete cessation of hostilities and all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement could be achieved. The Commander-in-Chief and the United Nations Command on one side and the Supreme Commander of the Korean Peoples Army and the Commander of the Chinese People’s Volunteers on the other, individually, collectively and mutually agreed to accept and be bound by the conditions set forth in the Korean War Armistice Agreement.

Washington calls on Pyongyang to return to six-party talks

2010-01-05 01:18:33 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- The United States on Monday called on Pyongyang to return to the six-party talks, as an important follow-up action of bilateral direct talks.

Russia, U.S. hail DPRK's readiness to rejoin six-party talks

2009-12-14 13:57:34 GMT Xinhua English MOSCOW, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Russia and the United States welcomed signals from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) that it was ready to rejoin the six-party talks, Russian news agencies reported on Monday.

U.S., DPRK agree on need for six-party talks resumption: Bosworth

2009-12-10 09:36:05 GMT Xinhua English SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special envoy to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), said Thursday that the U.S. and the DPRK reached a common understanding on the need for resuming the six-party talks and implementing the Joint Statement of September 2005.