Rival Koreas' generals end talks with no agreement


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(Worthy News) - Rare general-level talks between the two Koreas ended with no agreement Tuesday, but the top delegates said they had a meaningful discussion on easing their countries’ decades-long military standoff.

Experts said it was still unclear whether the rivals can reach any breakthrough agreement on reducing tensions in the near future because South Korea, in close consultations with the United States, must link any expansion of ties to progress in North Korea’s nuclear disarmament. Earlier Tuesday, North Korea’s state media accused South Korea of being reluctant to take full-fledged steps toward reconciliation because it’s “reading another’s face,” an apparent reference to the United States.

“We hope that the South Korean authorities will come to their senses, though belatedly, and roll up their sleeves to improve inter-Korean relations,” the North’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in a commentary. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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