Recent provocations by North Korea demonstrate that North Korea continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the region. As reported by Yonhap, on 18 June said acting assistant Secretary of defense for security issues in the Indo-Pacific region David helvi.
According to him, the States and South Korea must be ready “to face any threats and provocations”.
Helvi added that the United States remains committed to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and at this stage do not intend to strengthen military presence in the region.
Technically North and South Korea are still at war – after the events of 1950-1953 countries never signed a peace agreement.
In 2018, the relations between the two Koreas eased somewhat. According to the results of the talks in Pyongyang in September 2018, the head of South and North Korea, moon Jae-In and Kim Jong UN signed the agreement, envisaging the reduction of tensions on the Peninsula.
However, on 9 June 2020 Kim Yu-Jeong announced the severance of all ties with Seoul. The reason for this decision was the sending of South Korean activists in North Korea propaganda leaflets. 16 June the North Korean military blew up located in Kaesong nodethat was used for talks between the two countries.