South Korea on Wednesday sent a formal request to North Korea calling for talks next week on holding further reunions for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.
Hundreds of South Koreans on Thursday arrived at the border to meet their close family members separated by the Korean War decades ago.
A US B-52 bomber sortie over South Korea has endangered plans for reunions between families from the North and South of the country and risks triggering a further escalation of military tension, North Korea said on Thursday.
North Korea agreed on Monday to hold talks with South Korea on organising a rare reunion event for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, Seoul`s Unification Ministry said.
South Korea has voiced regret after North Korea offered no response to a proposal for talks on resuming reunions for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.
The South suggested the reunions take place at the North`s Mount Kumgang resort from February 17 to 21.
North Korea on Thursday rejected a South Korean proposal for resuming reunions for families separated by the Korean War, citing planned South-US military exercises as a major barrier.
North Korea has agreed to South Korea`s proposal to resume reunions of families separated since the 1950-1953 war.
North Korea has accepted South Korea`s offer for talks on holding a reunion of families separated by war.
One hundred families from Koreas will attend the meetings from Oct 30-Nov 5.
Many family members were separated by the country`s split 60 years ago.
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