SEOUL, March 12 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) cannot unilaterally nullify the 1953 armistice that suspended the Korean War.
"The terms of the Armistice Agreement cannot be unilaterally rendered invalid or terminated," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Cho Tai-young told reporters in a briefing. "We demand North Korea ( DPRK) withdraw statements that threaten regional peace and stability."
The remark came after the DPRK declared the truce invalid following a fresh round of U.N. sanctions over its February nuclear test.
The threat also came shortly before South Korea and its ally, the United States, press ahead with their annual joint military drills the DPRK sees as a pretext for invasion.
South Korea will "deal sternly with" attempts to scrap the agreement and "strengthen cooperation" with the United States and China on the issue, Cho said.
SEOUL, March 12 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's defense ministry on Tuesday dismissed the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) 's repeated threat of military action as "psychological tactics" meant to pressure South Korea and the United States.
"North Korea (DPRK) has been consistently issuing rhetorical threats warning of provocations," defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said in a briefing, calling such threats "an attempt to put psychological pressure" on South Korea. Full story
SEOUL, March 12 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Park Geun- hye will visit the United States in May in what would be her first overseas trip since taking office last month, her spokesman said Tuesday.
Seoul and Washington are currently discussing the schedule for the visit, taking into account the importance of the alliance and the tense security situation on the Korean peninsula, according to spokesman Yoon Chang-joong. Full story