North Korean Guards Shoot Fellow Soldier as He Defects

S. Korea, China agree to manage N. Korea issue peacefully, in stable manner

S. Korea, China agree to manage N. Korea issue peacefully, in stable manner

The soldier bolted from a guard post at the northern side of Panmunjom village in the Joint Security Area to the southern side of the village, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. These include conventional weapons, a real surprise with a dual play of conventional and nuclear weapons by North Korea, or their saving at least four nuclear weapons to trap American and other troops moving up the peninsula.

South Korea says North Korean soldiers shot at and injured a fellow soldier who was crossing a border village to defect to the South.

"So, if China is going to help, China really has to exert the unique power it has to affect North Korea and needs to do it soon".

According to South Korean media this is only the third defection across the JSA since the end of the Cold War, the BBC's Mark Lowen in Seoul reports.

Speaking on Fox News, Mr Bolton added his "preferred outcome" to the growing US-North Korea crisis would be to "reunite the two Koreas" but conceded talks with the hermit state would be a "complete non-starter".

The defection comes amid tension between the two Koreas, and between the United States and the North.

In a letter sent to Democrats on November 7, Jouas wrote: 'The 28,500 U.S. Armed Forces personnel in South Korea are vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces, as well as [South Korean] forces that will conduct the overwhelming majority of the fighting.

South Korean companies with Chinese customers had suffered due to backlash from China, which has vehemently opposed the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

I won't go into the four scenarios that the U.S., South Korea and Japan have seen, and I have read them. More than a million mines are buried inside the zone.

He said: "My preferred outcome is to reunite the two Koreas". This makes the area a popular stop for visitors from both sides.

"He crossed from a North Korea post towards our Freedom House [a building on the South Korean side of the border]", the statement said. In 1998, a North Korean solider fled to South Korea via Panmunjom. The incident left three North Korean soldiers and one South Korean soldier dead.

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