North Korea and South Korea announce that they are planning to officially end the Korean War by writing a peace agreement. An armistice agreement was reached, ending armed conflict, in 1953. U.S. President Donald Trump called the decision to end the war a blessing.
The UN Security Council holds a closed-door session to discuss new sanctions against North Korea following reports of an agreement on a draft resolution between the United States and China. North Korea announces plans to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-asia-21673332 (BBC)] [http:--english.yonhapnews.co.kr-national-2013-03-05-28-0301000000AEN20130305005600315F.HTML (Yonhap News)] [http:--www3.nhk.or.jp-daily-english-20130305_43.html (NHK World)]date=August 2019
North Korea shells Yeonpyeong island, South Korea at 14:34 local time in response to South Korean shelling close to the North Korean border during military drills. The North's shelling kills two marines and prompts a military response by the South in one of the most serious clashes since the 1953 armistice of the Korean War.