ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com November 20, 2017


N. Korean soldier, shot and wounded, defects to South

14 November 2017, 05:18 | Erica Roy

This image shows three U.S. aircraft carriers

This image shows three U.S. aircraft carriers

More than 30,000 North Korean civilians have also fled their homeland since the two nations came into being in 1948, but it is rare for civilians to cross the closely guarded border.

The Joint Security Area in Panmunjom is the only place in 155-mile-long and 2 ½ mile-wide Korean Demilitarized Zone where military-level meetings are held between the UN Command and North Korea. However, that motive was subsequently ruled out after it was determined he had no "Communist connections".

"But our military is keeping a full readiness posture against the possibility of North Korea's provocations".

He is now under questioning by the South's police, army and spy agency. The U.S. Embassy in Seoul could not be reached for comment.

It's rare for a North Korean soldier to defect via Panmunjom and be shot by fellow North Korean soldiers.


The soldier, thought to be low ranking, was shot in the shoulder and elbow and was picked up bleeding on the South side of a portion of the border known as the Joint Security Area (JSA). It wasn't immediately known how serious the soldier's injuries were or why he chose to defect.

North Korea complained to the United Nations on Monday about joint military exercises by the United State and South Korea, describing it as "the worst ever situation" because USA nuclear war equipment had been deployed ready to strike.

North Korea and South Korea have been in a technical war since the conflict of 1950-53 ended with an armistice. More than a million mines are buried inside the zone.

"Trump, during his visit, laid bare his true nature as destroyer of the world peace and stability and begged for a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula", a North Korean official said in a statement on Saturday. Trump's lengthy trip centered on trade and the North Korean missile and nuclear crisis. The attack prompted Washington to fly nuclear-capable B-52 bombers toward the DMZ in an attempt to intimidate North Korea.



Other News

Trending Now

DC Fires Eddie Berganza
DC Comics and Warner Bros. have parted ways with longtime editor Eddie Berganza after he was suspended over the weekend. The third woman, who wants to remain anonymous, said Berganza forcibly kissed her at a comics convention in March 2012.

Jinder Mahal Responds To Triple H; News For This Week's SmackDown Live
During the fall, Triple H has been active in live events, wrestling in countries like Chile, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Whether Owens will still be on the tour (and who Mahal will be facing on the 8th if he isn't) hasn't been announced yet.

Michael Buble announces first concerts following son Noah's cancer diagnosis
Michael Bublé will return to the stage next year after taking a hiatus from music to care for his elder son. Tickets for the concert start at €89.50 and go on sale this Friday November 17th at 9am.

Trump asked Chinese President to help resolve UCLA shoplifting case
We'll update this page with any new developments. "If that did happen, it would be a good thing, I can tell you, for North Korea". A source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation told ESPN that the three players could be in Hangzhou for "a week or two".

Super thirsty WikiLeaks slid into Donald Trump Jr.'s DMs
Wikileaks continued to send messages to Trump Jr.in the final few weeks of the presidential election. The messages were turned over to Congress and copies were obtained by The Atlantic .

Jacqui Lambie confirms she is a dual citizen
Lambie's father was born in Scotland, granting her automatic British citizenship by descent. Jacqui Lambie is the latest politician to fall victim to Section 44 of the Constitution.

Could it be the end of an era for Buffon?
The winners of the Italy-Sweden tie will join Switzerland and Croatia as qualifying for Russian Federation 2018 via the European play-offs.