El gráfico muestra una cronología de sucesos recientes y las áreas donde se planea desplegar tropas de Corea del Norte.


Corea del Norte desplegará tropas en áreas desmilitarizadas

By Jordi Bou

June 18, 2020 - Una disputa creciente desatada por desertores que soltaron globos con propaganda contra el régimen desde Corea del Sur a través de la frontera norcoreana está aumentando el riesgo de una confrontación militar.

North Korea said on Wednesday it had rejected a South Korean offer to send special envoys to ease escalating tension over defiance by North Korean defectors and stalled reconciliation efforts, and it vowed to redeploy troops to border areas.

The rivals have intensified their animosities in recent days, with Pyongyang unleashing fiery rhetoric over propaganda leaflets that South Korean activists have launched aboard balloons toward North Korea. North Korea on Monday blew up a joint liaison office set up on its side of the border as part of a 2018 peace agreement between the two countries’ leaders.

Many experts say North Korea is dialing up pressure on Seoul and Washington as its troubled economy has likely worsened due to U.S.-led sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic. Nuclear diplomacy between Pyongyang and Washington has made little headway for more than a year.

PUBLISHED: 18/06/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press, Getty Images, Newscom