Friday, July 30, 2010
North Korea in peace talks
After a weeklong war of words, North Korea and the U.S. met at the U.N. Command in Panmunjom, a hamlet on the frontier separating the two Koreas.
Colonels from both sides sat down to discuss how they could restart stalled negotiations to secure peace on the peninsular between the nations that are technically still at war since the 1953 cease-fire.
In condemning a four-day military exercise by South Korean and U.S. forces close to the demilitarized border, Pyongyang had threatened military action, a move that prompted its staunchest ally China to ask for calm by all sides.