American Crosses Border: North Korea Encounter

A tourist from the United States, who was visiting the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, was arrested after crossing the demarcation line on Tuesday.

An American crossed the border with North Korea during a visit to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) which separates it from its southern neighbor. He was apparently placed under arrest. “An American citizen crossed the demarcation line without authorization” with North Korea, while on a visit to the “common security zone”, the sector of the DMZ placed under the control of the United Nations, indicated the UN command post on Tuesday.

“We believe he is currently in custody in the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and we are working with our APC (Korean People’s Army) counterparts to resolve this incident,” it said. specified from the same source.

Hundreds of tourists visit the “Common Security Zone” every day on organized tours, inside the DMZ that has separated the two Koreas for nearly 70 years. The Korean War (1950-1953) having ended in an armistice, and not by a peace agreement, the two neighbors are still, technically, in a state of war.’

This article is originally published on 20min.ch

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