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N. Korea declares armistice invalid, won’t answer hot line

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Courtesy of blog.foreignpolicy.com

(CNN) — Saber rattling rose to new levels Monday on the Korean Peninsula as Pyongyang officials “scrapped” the armistice credited for nearly 60 years of uneasy peace and then failed to answer a hotline phone.

“The Korean Armistice Agreement is to be scrapped completely just from today,” said a spokesman for the North Korean military — the Korean People’s Army Supreme Command — according to Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party.

North Korea cited the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous passage Thursday of tougher sanctions against Pyongyang for carrying out missile and nuclear tests.

For the complete CNN story, go here.

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6 Comments to “N. Korea declares armistice invalid, won’t answer hot line”

    guest said:
    March 11, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    for those of us too young to remember, what does voiding this armistice do? complete story would be nice

    Mike said:
    March 11, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    The Koean war never ended. There was just a cease fire put in place. Voiding the armistice (the cease fire agreement) means that North Korea is back in full warfare mode and could attack at any time.

      ABC Intelligence said:
      March 11, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      Thanks Mike, well said

    Block Watcher said:
    March 11, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    The people running North Korea are idiots.

    dhsea said:
    March 11, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    This Korea situation reads just like the start of a Tom Clancy novel, what's next?

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    April 9, 2013 at 9:16 PM

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