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UNC Says It Stands Ready to Approve DMZ Entry Requests Despite Coronavirus Concerns

UNC Says It Stands Ready to Approve DMZ Entry Requests Despite Coronavirus Concerns

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The United Nations Command (UNC) has said it stands ready to approve requests for entry into the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in order to support aid provision, diplomatic meetings and other inter-Korean projects despite coronavirus concerns. “Things are quieter since #NorthKorea closed its borders due to #COVID19, [...]

UNC Highlights Quick Approval of Seoul’s ‘Short Notice’ Requests for DMZ Entry

UNC Highlights Quick Approval of Seoul’s ‘Short Notice’ Requests for DMZ Entry

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The United Nations Command (UNC) has been highlighting the swift way it has been approving Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) entry requests from South Korea’s government amid calls for improvement in its handling of the issue. The command, which has jurisdiction over the DMZ that separates the two Koreas, said in [...]

U.N. Command Holds Off on Showing N. Korean Soldier’s Defection Footage

U.N. Command Holds Off on Showing N. Korean Soldier’s Defection Footage

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The United Nations Command (UNC) reversed a plan Thursday to make public footage of a North Korean soldier making a desperate defection dash to South Korea earlier this week. It cited concern over unnecessary speculation on what happened at the truce village of Panmunjom on Monday afternoon. The North’s soldier suffered multiple gunshot wounds, chased by his fellow soldiers [...]