By David Eimer in Beijing
Last Updated: 11:56PM GMT 30 Jan 2009
North and South Korea stand on the ‘brink of war’ as Kim Jong-il’s tears up the non-aggression pact
In a significant escalation of tensions, North Korea cancelled all military and political agreements after accusing Seoul of aggressive posturing.
Pyongyang’s decision to nullify all accords increases the prospect of an armed confrontation on the Peninsula, where over a million soldiers face each other across the Demilitarised Zone that divides the two Koreas.
North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea blamed the South for pushing the two countries “to the brink of a war”.
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