North, South Korea agree to dismantle 22 border guard posts

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North and South Korea agreed on Friday to “completely destroy” 22 guard posts along their heavily fortified border, South Korea’s defense ministry said. “The measures will be finished through mutual verification in December,” the ministry said in a statement.

The closures mark the latest in a series of steps to ease military tensions between the neighboring rivals to bolster efforts to get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapon and long-range missile programs.

The agreement came in talks after the two sides agreed to a military pact at a summit last month in the North Korean capital calling for a halt to “all hostile acts.”

That deal also included a no-fly zone near the border and the gradual removal of guard posts, firearms, and landmines from the Demilitarized Zone.

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