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North Korean Army on Alert for Return to Demilitarized Zone

By Kyodo News 16 June 2020

BEIJING—North Korea warned Tuesday it has been preparing to send troops to the Demilitarized Zone dividing it from South Korea, in retaliation for Seoul’s failure to prevent defectors from dropping anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border.

The General Staff of the Korean People’s Army said in a statement it would study “an action plan for the army to advance into zones that had been demilitarized under the North-South agreement.”

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