>> It seems like the next step towards peace between North and South Korea. Setting up a no fly zone over their heavily fortified border. But the US says they're not happy with that plan. And behind the scenes, sources say, It's signals are growing rift between Washington and Seoul.
The military pact signed during last month's Pyongyang summit is one of the most concrete agreements between North and South Korea this year. It includes the halt in all hostile acts, a no fly zone around the border and a gradual removal of landmines and guard post with the demilitarized zone.
However, US officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have raised concerns saying the deal could undermine their defense readiness because it would ban air support drills in the area. Reuter's Hyonhee Shin explains.>> In general, the United States supports easing of tensions along the border. But this agreement has very clear and special restrictions on virtually any kinds of aircraft that US forces operate here.
So they are very worried this could further weaken their military readiness in surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities after they already cancelled major annual exercises with South Korea that was supposed to happen in August.>> Publicly Washington and Seoul both insist they are committed to the same approach to North Korea but there are signs of disagreement between the two as South and North Korea forge ahead with plans of their own like rebuilding economic ties and defusing military tensions.
As for the no fly zone, the pact is said to come into effect on November 1st