North Korea is building a wall – level 2

27-06-2024 07:00

Satellite images show that North Korea is building a wall near its border with South Korea.

BBC looked at these images and saw that land in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) was also cleared. Experts say this might break the truce between North and South Korea. It is unclear when the construction started, but the structures were not in images from November 2023. This activity is unusual and happens when the two countries are not very friendly to each other.

The DMZ is a neutral area because there is no peace treaty since the Korean War. The cleared land and new buildings could be for soldiers to use. South Korea’s military is watching the situation closely.

Difficult words: truce (agreement to stop fighting), construction (building), peace treaty (an agreement between two or more countries or governments which ends the war between them).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What is the significance of the cleared land and new buildings in the DMZ, and how does it relate to the current relationship between North and South Korea?


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