May 20, 2024

Seoul says it will resume sea border drills over North Korean artillery fire

Decision to suspend ‘non-hostility zone’ in Yellow Sea marks South Korea’s latest rollback of inter-Korean military deal

South Korea has suspended a maritime “non-hostility zone” where the two Koreas formerly agreed not to hold drills, after days of tensions with North Korea over artillery fire around the Yellow Sea.

Seoul’s announcement that it will resume military exercises in the maritime buffer zone marks its latest rollback of provisions under the 2018 Comprehensive Military Agreement (CMA), which the DPRK already scrapped in full in late November.

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