Seoul to suspend inter-Korean military pact over North Korean trash balloons | NK News
July 15, 2024
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Seoul to suspend inter-Korean military pact over North Korean trash balloons

Proposal would enable military drills and propaganda broadcasts near border, after DPRK withdrew from deal last year

South Korea plans to fully suspend an inter-Korean military agreement “until mutual trust” with North Korea is restored, responding to Pyongyang’s launch of around a thousand balloons carrying trash and feces across the border.

The presidential office announced in a press release on Monday that the National Security Council (NSC) has proposed the suspension of the entirety of the Comprehensive Military Agreement (CMA) and will discuss the proposal at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, a day after Seoul raised the possibility of resuming propaganda loudspeaker broadcasts into the DPRK.

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