Map Shows Where North Korea Has Placed Landmines in DMZ


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(Newsweek) Amid escalating tensions, North Korea has placed landmines along DMZ border crossings, disrupting peace efforts. South Korea notes mines laid months ago, impacting plans for modern railway routes. The DMZ, dividing the Korean Peninsula, is heavily militarized. North Korea's actions, including mining roads and dismantling symbols of collaboration, signal deteriorating inter-Korean relations.

Pyongyang's alignment with China and Russia intensifies, while its missile tests and hardline rhetoric strain regional stability. The U.S. presidential election adds uncertainty. South Korea responds cautiously, ruling out mining its roads. The situation reflects the most complex security environment since World War II, with hopes for peninsula unification fading amid geopolitical shifts.

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Published: Thursday, May 2, 2024

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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