Fewer barbs across Korean border as South scales back fence

Fewer barbs across Korean border as South scales back fence
 

South Korea appears likely to scale back its barbed wire fencing along the border with North Korea, one of the most militarised frontiers in the world.
The military will inspect some 300km (186 miles) of barbed wire along the demilitarised zone, according to an unnamed military official quoted by Yonhap news. The barrier has been a potent symbol of division since the end of the 1950-53 Korean war. Now, more than half of the fencing in coastal and riverside areas might be removed.
Ties between the two neighbours have improved markedly since the beginning of 2018. Leaders from the two Koreas... read more

 
17 August 2018 in World News, Views: 48
Source: Guardian
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