South Korea proposed North Korea to hold talks with representatives of the defense agencies at the border crossing at Panmunjom on July 21 to discuss ways to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula, according to South Korean Agency Yonhap.
As stated by the Deputy Minister of defense of South Korea From the Chu Seok, Seoul has offered to hold talks to end all hostile actions that inflame tensions on the border.
Also the South Korean side proposed to organize consultations between the red cross in same place on 1 August.
If negotiations succeed, it will be the first dialogue between the defense authorities of the two countries in nearly three years. The last time Seoul and Pyongyang held bilateral talks at the end of 2015.
The decision on the beginning of peace talks between Seoul and Pyongyang was taken after the North Korean authorities responded to the invitation of the President of South Korea, moon Jae-Ins on the reduction of military tension.
4 July, US independence Day, North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its Eastern coast towards the sea of Japan. A shell fell in the exclusive economic zone of Japan.
North Korean television told about a «successful» missile test «And 14».
The US stated that the DPRK launched a ballistic missile capable of reaching Alaska, and initiated a closed meeting of the UN Security Council.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN called the recent missile launch «a gift to the American bastards». Prior to that, he has repeatedly stated that the country will increase its nuclear strike capability to attack American targets.
In response, American and South Korean military conducted missile firing in the waters of the territorial waters of South Korea. Later they worked strikes on key targets in North Korea.
July 5, U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley said that the United States is working on a draft resolution calling for tougher sanctions against the DPRK. She also noted that the U.S. was willing to use military force against North Korea «if necessary».
Seoul proposed to Pyongyang to hold military talks 17.07.2017