» 09/24/2010, 00.00
Joseph Yun Li-sun
No deal on family reunions
Seoul and Pyongyang plan a new meeting on the issue, but the programme has not yet been re-started. South Korea announces new joint naval exercises with the United States.
09/07/2010 KOREA – UNITED NATIONS
UN to condemn Cheonan sinking, not Pyongyang
The Security Council is set to vote on a US-drafted statement that “deplores the loss of life” on the sunken ROKS corvette, but does not accuse North Korea. Seoul reacts confirming naval drill with the United States.
Stop to North-South family reunions
For “technical reasons” Pyongyang blocks scheduled family reunions, puts off the inauguration of the permanent centre that would give families divided since the civil war a chance to meet.
Seoul begins biggest-ever anti-submarine exercises, Pyongyang threatens reprisals
More than 4,500 troops will be involved near the maritime border with the North. Pyongyang calls the drill a “direct military invasion” and will respond. Seoul warns, “We will not tolerate any kind of provocations”.
30/07/2010 KOREA – UNITED STATES
Third round of talks between the United Nations and North Korea over ROKS Cheonan
The US-led UN Command that oversees the 1953 armistice met North Korean military officers in the DMZ. The sinking of a NOKS corvette that killed 46 South Korean sailors is still unsolved.
16/07/2014 KOREA - UNITED STATES
US-South Korean naval war games start
Five-day US-South Korean naval exercises being in South Korean territorial waters. Pyongyang reacts by protesting, calling for the drill's cancellation, whilst continuing to fire projectiles into the sea. Meanwhile, the two Koreas are, asks to cancel the event and continues to fire short-range missiles. Meanwhile, the two Koreas organise joint meet to prepare for Asian Games in Incheon.
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