It is difficult to separate the ROK from the DPRK when it comes to which one is more agitated about conditions on the Korean peninsula and how to solve them. Trouble has been brewing for a few years as each accuses the other of being the source of conflict. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea voided all agreements it had made with the ROK dealing with economic, diplomatic and military sources of conflict. The DPRK made clear there no longer was any agreement about military issues and boundaries or any other agreement that had been made over the years.
A question many observers are asking is whether or not this altering of past agreements is a signal to Barack Obama concerning his policy toward the DPRK or is it an effort to get the new Democratic administration to reach out in more peaceful ways toward the Communist regime.