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N. Korea nullifies truce, but UN insists pact still valid

No hostile signs along border with S. Korea

SEOUL — North Korea declared the 1953 Korean War armistice nullified on Monday, following through on a longstanding threat that it renewed last week amid rising tensions with South Korea and the United States.

A United Nations spokesman, Martin Nesirky, however, said the accord is still valid and in force, despite North Korea’s claim. He said the 60-year-old agreement ending the war had been adopted by the UN General Assembly and neither North Korea nor South Korea could dissolve it unilaterally.

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