May 24, 2024
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Two Koreas discuss artillery gunports & warning broadcasts on West sea: MND

DPRK side alleged by local media to be in conflict with parts of September military agreement

North and South Korea have discussed the status of gunports on coastal artilleries and the broadcasting of warning messages to ships near the disputed western maritime border,  the ROK Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on Tuesday.

The discussion came about because the two Koreas agreed in September to close the gunports of all coastal artilleries within designated coastal zones of the peninsula, as well as to create a "maritime peace zone" on the west coast that makes warning broadcasts unnecessary.

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