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Talks between North Korea and the United Nations regarding the American soldier being held in it

Talks between the United Nations and North Korea began on Monday over the issue of US soldier Travis King, who crossed into the North, said the deputy commander of the US-led Multinational Command overseeing the Korean War armistice.

The US military said that the 23-year-old soldier crossed the border between South Korea and North Korea last Tuesday, according to Reuters.

Pyongyang is likely to hold an American soldier after he crossed the inter-Korean border on Wednesday, in an incident that could further deteriorate relations between Washington and North Korea.

Hours after the incident, North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of ​​Japan, as reported by AFP on the South Korean military.

A spokesman for the US forces in South Korea, Colonel Isaac Taylor, said that the second-rank soldier, Travis King, who has been serving since 2021, crossed “voluntarily and without permission” the border between the two countries, which are still technically at war, during a visit to the demilitarized zone that separates the north and south.

Another US official told AFP, on condition of anonymity, that the soldier was probably being held in North Korea, which was confirmed by the United Nations Command.

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