South Korea said that the DPRK without warning dumped water on a dam near the border

The ministry of association noted that this violates bilateral agreements of 2009.

The DPRK on Monday dumped water at a dam near the border with South Korea, without informing Seoul of this in violation of bilateral agreements. This was announced on Tuesday at a briefing by an official representative of the South Korean ministry of association.

“In late July – early August, the North Korean side partially opened the locks in the western part of the inter-Korean border three times and dumped water into the Imjingan River. The South Korean side was not notified about this”, –  the official stressed.


According to him, now the water level in the river is 2.99 meters, which is much lower than the critical values. “However, there is a gross violation of the inter-Korean agreement of October 2009, according to which the North is obliged to notify the South in advance about planned water discharges,” said a ministry spokesman, urging Pyongyang to follow its obligations.