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|Summary:||Situation calm in the Korean Demilitarized Zone|
|Date:||09/28/2017 02:38 AM|
|People:||Moon Jae-in , Kim Jong-il , Kim Il Sung|
Amid tensions between the United States and North Korea, there was no special movement observed from the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Thursday.
Panmunjom is where an armistice was signed to pause the 1950-53 Korean War, with North Korea and China on one side and the American-led UN Command on the other.
No civilians live there, and a cluster of blue huts form a Joint Security Area overseen by North Korea and the UN Command.
It's located in the 248-kilometre (154-mile)-long Demilitarized Zone that forms the de facto Korean border.
The DMZ is guarded on both sides by hundreds of thousands of combat-ready troops, razor-wire fences and tank traps.
More than a million mines are believed to be buried inside it.
Today also marks the South Korea's 69th Armed Forces Day and South Korean president Moon Jae-in said that South Korea's aim has not changed in making Korean peninsula denuclearised.
Panmunjom â€“ 28 September 2017
1. Wide of Panmunjom JSA (Joint Security Area)
2. North Korean soldier
3. Wide of JSA, placard reading (Korean) "Panmungak"
4. North Korean soldier
5. Wide of Panmunjom
6. Shift focus from JSA soldier to North Korean Soldier
7. South Korean JSA soldiers
8. North Korean soldier
9. Tilt up from South Korean soldier to North Korean soldier
10. Wide of Kijong-dong village (also called Peace village)
11. North Korean flag
12. Wide of Kijong-dong village
13. North Korean tower reading (Korean) "Our respected leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il will always be with us"
14. Houses in Kijong-dong village
15. North Korean guard post
16. Various of "Bridge of No Return"
17. North Korean soldier with telescope
18. North Koran flag
19. Pan of Kijong-dong village
|Summary:||Border remains calm despite North's anger over South's annual Hoguk military exercise|
|Date:||11/12/2014 06:27 AM|
The border between North and South Korea remained calm on Wednesday amid North Korea's strong warning against South Korea's annual Hoguk military exercise.
A North Korean soldier stood in front of the Panmungak building, directly facing South Korean soldiers.
No unusual movement was reported from the area.
South Korea started its 12-day Hoguk (Safeguard) exercise on Monday.
This is a nationwide joint military exercise involving the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps in preparation for military action by North Korea.
The South Korean Defence Ministry has said that this year's exercise will involve about 330-thousand troops, the largest number since the it started in 1996.
North Korea's Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea released a statement on Wednesday stating that the South "clearly proved that it does not hope for dialogue, but has attempted to use it as a camouflage in order to escalate confrontation and war moves."
"The army and people of the DPRK will mercilessly wipe out the South Korean puppet forces if they provoke the DPRK even a bit," warned the statement.
The Korean Peninsula remains in a technical state of war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.
About 28,500 US troops are stationed in South Korea to help deter potential aggression from North Korea.
Paju - 12 November 2014
1. South Korean soldiers standing in line facing the North Korean building Panmungak and the Joint Security Area (JSA) in between
2. A North Korean soldier standing by the Panmungak building on the North Korea side of the border
3. Close-up of panel reading (Korean) "Panmungak"
4. A North Korean soldier standing by the Panmungak building
5. Close-up of a North Korean soldier
6. Various South and North Korean soldiers standing to attention facing each other
7. South Korean soldiers standing to attention
8. South Korean soldiers standing as soldier patrols behind them
9. Various of North Korean national flag on top of mast
10. A monument with inscription reading (Korean) "Our wondrous marshals Kim Il Song and Kim Jong Il will always be with us" standing in North Korean territory
11. North Korean buildings as seen from South Korea
12. North Korean security post and a North Korean soldier standing inside the post
13. North Korean hillside seen from South's side
14. North Korean building seen from South Korea
15. North Korean national flag flying on top of mast