North Korea silences its guns to prevent confrontation with South Korea as the South's "reckless" and ""childish play with fire" military drills continue. North Korea also invites International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors into the country.
Increased tensions over the sinking of the South Korean warship ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772): South Korea begins broadcasting propaganda over its border with North Korea. North Korea severs all ties and communications with the South and expels Southern workers from a jointly-run factory above the border.
The South Korean Defence Minister Kim Tae-Young announces that investigators have found traces of explosives in the wreck of the ROKS "Cheonan" that sank in March. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-1-hi-world-asia-pacific-8672489.stm (BBC)] [http:--news.xinhuanet.com-english2010-world-2010-05-10-c_13285608.htm (Xinhua)] [http:--home.kyodo.co.jp-modules-fstStory-index.php?storyid=499884 (Kyodo)]date=August 2019