The Koreas agree to defuse tension

South Korea and North Korea agreed Tuesday to defuse tension on the peninsula.
The move came following 43 hours of dialogue.
Seoul says the North expressed regret over recent landmine blasts that injured South Korean soldiers.
The South says it will stop all loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts from Tuesday noon in frontline areas.
Under their six-point accord, both sides also agreed to hold an inter-governmental dialogue in Seoul or Pyongyang at an earliest possible date.
Pyongyang agreed to retrieve its earlier state-of-war order.
The two sides agreed to hold a working-level contact through the Red Cross in early September for the reunion of families separated by the 1950-1953 Korean War.
Seoul and Pyongyang also agreed to facilitate private-sector exchanges.
The closed-door dialogue ran from Sunday to Tuesday.
A South Korean news channel described the dialogue as the longest among the past 700 dialogues between the two sides of the Korean peninsula.

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