South Korea and the U.S. are talking about setting up an advanced U.S. missile defense system in response to North Korea’s recent nuclear testing and rocket launch. Meanwhile, Seoul is cutting off power to Kaesong factory park that is run jointly with North Korea. For those who do not know, South Korea has tons of businesses set up in the factory park but as of recently, have evacuated from the site. This was an order from Seoul in response to the nuclear testing and rocket launching North Korea has done. North Korea declared that the park site would be occupied by their military and that Seoul’s decision to evacuate is a “dangerous declaration of war”. North Korea also claimed that the rocket launch was for peaceful purposes but Seoul and Washington have said that it violates the United Nations Security Council resolutions because it used ballistic missile technology. The Nuclear bomb test last month was also banned by the U.N. resolutions.
I think that Seoul’s decision to evacuate the site was a smart idea because of safety reasons. The actions of North Korea seems too dangerous to be involved with and given their history, might be planning something. Also, North Korea describing the evacuation of the site as a “dangerous declaration of war” is just an excuse to actually start a war with the south.
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These two countries keep going back and forth with threats. Only time will tell if this will escalate into a full-scale armed conflict, and you’d better believe that the U.S. will definitely mix itself up in it.