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Background on the 1953 armistice that North Korea has scrapped Add to ...

The Korean Peninsula has seen six decades of uncertainty, ever since the 1950-53 war between North and South ended with an armistice rather than a full peace treaty. That armistice, and whatever predictability it provided, is gone after Pyongyang announced Monday that it had torn up the agreement with a warning “the fiery clouds of war are now becoming thicker.” Here are details of what the North has rescinded with its latest provocation.

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