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South-North Korea Military Talks 'Collapse'

North Korean Colonel Ri Son-kwon (front right) led talks for the North in the village of Panmunjom.
North Korean Colonel Ri Son-kwon (front right) led talks for the North in the village of Panmunjom.
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Officials in Seoul say military talks aimed at easing tension between the two Koreas collapsed after North Korean military officers abruptly walked out of a meeting.

An unidentified South Korean Defense Ministry official was quoted as saying the talks at the border village of Panmunjom broke down over differences on the agenda for higher-level talks.

It was the first such meeting since the North shelled a South Korean island in November, killing four people.

Earlier, South Korea said it had in principle accepted a North Korean offer to resume talks on humanitarian issues, including reuniting families separated by the Korean war, and joint tourism and industrial projects.

South Korea's Unification Ministry said a date and venue for talks mediated by the Red Cross would be set after the preliminary military talks had ended.

compiled from agency reports

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