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North Korea postpones talks with the South. North Korean Actions Increase Tensions on Peninsula. North Korea postpones talks with the South. The two sides were to begin a new round of talks in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang late last week

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North Korea postpones talks with the South

North Korean Actions Increase Tensions on Peninsula


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North Korea postpones talks with the South

  • The two sides were to begin a new round of talks in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang late last week

  • The discussions dealt with aspects of economic cooperation, mainly commercial shipping


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North Korea has suspended next week’s talks on economic and maritime cooperation with the South

  • North blaming the end of talks on Seoul’s heightened military alert status

  • Also because of the South’s contribution of military engineers and medics to the U.S. led war on Iraq


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Causes for South’s Heightened Military Alert

  • South moved to “defense readiness condition 2” because of fear of possible terrorist incidents in relation to the tense situations with the North

  • Second, because of the possibility of terrorist acts in the South in protest to the start of the U.S. led war on Iraq


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Causes for the Heightened Military Alert

  • Third, military alert heightened also because of the start of the South’s annual large-scale joint military exercises with the U.S., called “Foal Eagle”


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North Korea blames the South for the postponement

  • North Korea calls these military exercises between the South and the U.S. rehearsals for an invasion on the peninsula

  • “South Korea will have to take full responsibility for this” (the heightened alert)-chairmen of the inter-Korean economic cooperation committee for the North


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North Korea blames the South for the postponement

  • Chairmen in the North also said, “The U.S. international pressure on the DPRK to scrap its nuclear program has failed…it (U.S.) is now going to settle it by military means.”


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Conclusion and Fears

  • North Korea’s postponement of the talks raises concern that it might suspend more important inter-Korean talks scheduled next month to ease tensions over nuclear issues

  • Also the South and the U.S. fear the North is using the Foal Eagle and the war with Iraq as excuses not to cooperate peacefully and increase their nuclear program


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Sources

  • South Korea’s Yonhap news agency

  • Korean Central News Agency

  • BBC News/Asia Pacific

  • CNN/Asia

  • Korea Herald


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