March 11th, 2013
07:39 AM ET

North Korea declares '53 armistice invalid

[Updated at 7:39 a.m.] North Korea has taken a step it's warned about for a few days: It declared invalid the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953.

That news, from the official newspaper of the country's ruling Workers' Party, comes four days after the U.N. Security Council passed tougher sanctions against North Korea in response to its February 12 nuclear test.

It remains to be seen whether the invalidation means that either North Korea or South Korea can resume hostilities. However, the North has nullified the agreement on several occasions in the past.

[Posted at 3:57 a.m.] Joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States began Monday, the South Korean defense ministry said.

The latest military drills involving the two allies are called Key Resolve and follow the Foal Eagle joint exercises that began March 1, which are scheduled to last two months.

North Korea has called the annual training exercises "an open declaration of a war," but South Korea says it notified Pyongyang that the drills "are defensive in nature."

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  1. 1608®

    The Dow is at a record high again.
    D.T. some don't want to hear his name, said he will pay to open the White House for tours for the year.

    March 11, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Do you know that the DOW only consists of 30 stocks? It makes nice headlines, but financially means ZOT to the average investor!

      March 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • 1608

      This was for the gop/tp who cried when it was down.

      March 11, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      DT. Lol. Then, I am sure he would claim he bought it and turn it in Taj Mahal II.
      The ego has landed.

      March 11, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    And, naturally, this stupid web site won't let me post.

    March 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    Does this mean MASH is coming back on the air?

    March 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©


      March 11, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

      Radar O'Reily, Hotlips Houlihan, Colonal Potter.

      March 11, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    We will pray for the North Koreans, for they know not what they do.

    March 11, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

      Especially Pingpongyang. He most certainly "is invalid" .

      March 11, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO

    When the goverment falls in DPRK (one way or another it will fall), it will be interesting to see what the recovery is like. Western Germans still view Eastern Germany as a poor, rundown area even after all these years. Add to that the unique problem of thousands of North Koreans having spent their entire lives in prison suddenly being put into free society without the basic social skills to cope.

    March 11, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ronvan

    Good movie!!!

    March 12, 2013 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
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