North and South Korea trade blame over border firing incidents
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||11 August 2011|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, North and South Korea trade blame over border firing incidents, 11 August 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e4a295028.html [accessed 22 May 2013]|
|Disclaimer||This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.|
August 11, 2011
Rivals North Korea and South Korea are trading blame for a new rise in tensions along their disputed Yellow Sea maritime border.
South Korean officials said North Korean forces fired shells on August 10 near the sea border, and that South Korean forces fired shells in response.
On August 11, North Korea rejected the South's version of events, saying explosions from the North Korean side were only blasts at a construction site.
The South, in turn, has rejected the North's version. There were no reports of casualties from any of the incidents.
The U.S. State Department has urged both sides to move on, saying the situation is now over. It has also been urging communist-ruled North Korea to take steps toward the resumption of six-country talks on North Korea's nuclear disarmament.
compiled from agency reports