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New Zealand's Key remembers Korean War soldiers

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 - 01:08

July 26 - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key pays tribute to fallen soldiers from his country who fought during the Korean War. Jessica Gray reports.

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Paying tribute to the fallen soldiers. Visiting South Korea's national cemetery, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key remembered soldiers from his country who died during the Korean War. New Zealand sent around 6,000 soldiers, 45 of whom were killed. Key's trip coincides with the 60th anniversary of the war's end on July 27, 1953. The war began when Communist forces from the North launched a surprise attack on South Korea. According to the South, 21 countries and 2 million troops participated in the conflict. Some 140,000 people were killed or wounded. The two Koreas are still technically at war since fighting ended without a peace treaty. The North blames U.S. military intervention in the region for ongoing tensions in the Korean peninsula amid harsh U.N. sanctions over the North's refusal to shutter nuclear weapons testing.

New Zealand's Key remembers Korean War soldiers

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 - 01:08

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