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North Korea and South Korea agree to reconnect roads, rail amid U.S. concern over easing sanctions
Reuters ^ | October 14, 2018 | Hyonshee Shin

Posted on 10/15/2018 9:05:42 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship that has raised U.S. concern about the possible undermining of its bid to press the North to give up its nuclear program.

The agreement on transport links came during talks in the border village of Panmunjom aimed at following up on the third summit this year between South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, last month.

“The South and North reached the agreement after sincerely discussing action plans to develop inter-Korean relations to a new, higher stage,” said a joint statement released by the South’s Unification Ministry.

They agreed to hold ceremonies in late November or early December to inaugurate work on reconnecting the railways and roads that have been cut since the 1950-53 Korean War.

The two sides will carry out joint field studies on the transport plans from late this month, according to the statement.

They also agreed to discuss late this month a plan to pursue a bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games, and to explore in November ways to restart webcam reunions and video exchanges for families separated by the Korean War.

Military officials from both sides are to meet “in the near future” to craft follow-on steps to a military pact struck at last month’s summit.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: china; japan; korea; maga; northkorea; pyongyang; republicofkorea; russia; southkorea

1 posted on 10/15/2018 9:05:42 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

More fantastic news. Real progress.


2 posted on 10/15/2018 9:08:10 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

The North better lay on more trains and buses headed south, and do it soon.

And build several hundred restaurants along the way.


3 posted on 10/15/2018 9:09:17 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Not in my wildest dreams

This would have only happened with President Trump.

Wait till the north finds out how S Koreans live.

4 posted on 10/15/2018 9:18:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
A deal should be made with the urchin.....you leave NK and you can keep your money...cap of $1B.

SK can decide if they want to follow up with his whereabouts.

5 posted on 10/15/2018 9:20:59 AM PDT by ealgeone (SCRIPTURE DOES NOT CHANGE!)
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To: Jack Hammer

“And build several hundred restaurants along the way.”

Last chance to have some “Woked Dog,” with “savory” tree bark tea before leaving the North.


6 posted on 10/15/2018 9:23:04 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Sacajaweau

“Wait till the north finds out how S Koreans live. “

Yes, it will be “Berlin Wall Coming Down II!”


7 posted on 10/15/2018 9:24:03 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

God’s hand is at work. The progress made in 2 years by Trump is astounding.


8 posted on 10/15/2018 9:26:24 AM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: Sacajaweau
Wait till the north finds out how S Koreans live.

They already know. Apparently the country is far less hermetically sealed than was previously thought.

9 posted on 10/15/2018 9:51:10 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("In a Time of Universal Deceit Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act" - George Orwell)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Is S. Korea setting itself up for invasion?


10 posted on 10/15/2018 10:17:55 AM PDT by Retvet (Retvet)
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To: Retvet
Is S. Korea setting itself up for invasion?

Finally a realistic view of this.

11 posted on 10/15/2018 11:41:39 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Sacajaweau
Wait till the north finds out how S Koreans live.

I heard the story of the Russian pilot that defected to the US back in the late 70s. Part of the plan included taking him to a supermarket in LA (Von's?), to show him the difference between life in the USSR and the US.

It took visits to ten different stores before he believed what he was being shown. lol

My mom had a friend who had a Russian relative visit every few years. First place they always stopped was a bakery, to load up on fresh bread. She never got over how plentiful the stores were here.

95%+ don't realize how good we have it, in a primarily capitalist society. For example, when I hear a younger person gripe about fuel prices, I give them a short history lesson on the gas shortages during the Carter administration.

12 posted on 10/15/2018 11:49:36 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Gonzales! Come and Take It!)
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To: vette6387

Plenty of dog available in the south.


13 posted on 10/15/2018 11:43:46 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

“Plenty of dog available in the south.”

So is there a “Fidoburger Chain?”


14 posted on 10/16/2018 7:54:13 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Night Hides Not

Back in the late 70s my friend had her grandmother visit from Yugoslavia. We took her to the local grocery store. We walked in and she started crying and muttering something I didn’t understand.

I asked what she was saying.

“All lies....all lies” was the translation.

L


15 posted on 10/16/2018 8:39:07 AM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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