S. Korea to help U.S., N. Korea reach a deal

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  1. South Korean President has said that he will work with the United States and North Korea to help them reach a denuclearization deal.
  2. South Korea would consult United States on ways to resume joint projects with North Korea, including tourism development at Mount Kumgang and the Kaesong industrial complex, both in North Korea.
  3. Korean conflict dates back to the war which began in 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following a series of clashes along the border.
  4. The inter-Korean war lasted for three years between 1950 and 1953, and is considered to be a proxy war between Soviet Union and the United States.Although a truce was reached in 1953 through the “Armistice Agreement”, both Korean regimes never officially ended the war.
  5. The agreement divided the Korean peninsula into two along the 38th Parallel and also provided for neutral international peace patrol.