Korean Armistice Agreement 1953


  • Recently, the United Nations Command(UNC) has found both North and South Korea guilty of violating the Korean Armistice Agreement 1953 due to gunfire along the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between the two countries.

What is the Korean Armistice Agreement?

  • The 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement, was a ceasefire though there was no official declaration of the end of the war, and the conflict has continued, without fighting between the parties. 
  • South Korea did not sign the armistice as it refused to accept it.
  • However, in December 1991, North and South Korea signed a pact where they agreed to refrain from aggressions, in a step that would lead to better relations and a potential resolution of the situation.

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