South Korea and the DPRK to continue negotiations

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South Korean marines patrol along on Yeonpyeong island, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Senior officials from North and South Korea resumed a second round of talks on Sunday that temporarily pushed aside vows of imminent war on the peninsula. South Korea’s presidential office said the talks restarted in the border village of Panmunjom. The delegates failed to reach an agreement in Saturday’s marathon talks that stretched into the early hours of Sunday, and it was still unclear whether diplomacy would defuse what has become the most serious confrontation in years. (Yun Tae-hyun/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUT

Top aides to the leaders of the DPRK and South Korea have negotiated into Sunday evening, to ease tensions involving an exchange of artillery fire that brought the peninsula to the brink of armed conflict.

CCTV’s Hou Yun filed this report.

South Korea and the DPRK to continue negotiations

Top aides to the leaders of the DPRK and South Korea have negotiated into Sunday evening, to ease tensions involving an exchange of artillery fire that brought the peninsula to the brink of armed conflict.

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  • Talks have resumed between the DPRK and the South Korea at the Panmunjom truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone, after the unusually long first round talks broke up on early Sunday morning.
  • According to South Korea’s defense ministry, the DPRK had deployed twice the usual artillery strength at the border and had more than 50 submarines away from its bases. The country’s state media also said that more than one million young people have marched in the country, petitioning to join or rejoin the military.
  • South Korea is also on high alert, saying it had no plans to halt the propaganda broadcasts that triggered the latest standoff. South Korean army’s Multiple Launch Rocket System are also deployed just south of the demilitarized zone where the talks are underway.