South Korea North Korea reiterated Saturday a suggestion for unconditional talks with South Korea to ease tension on the separated peninsula. The latest offer comes days after South Korea dismissed earlier calls by the North for negotiations.
Tensions between the two sides escalate after a North Korean artillery torrent on a South Korean-held island near their disputed maritime border killed four South Koreans in November. The attack the first on a inhabitant area since the 1950-53 Korean War occurred in waters not far from where a North Korean torpedo allegedly brought down a South Korean warship eight months before That attack killed 46 sailors. North Korea has denied responsibility.Cilk to Continue