Today in Korean history (Sept. 24)
Sep 24, 2017
•1987 -- South Korea and Bhutan forge diplomatic relations.
•1991 -- President Roh Tae-woo delivers a speech at the United Nations.
•1996 -- Robert Kim, a U.S. Navy officer, is arrested by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation on charges of passing classified information on North Korea to South Korean diplomats in Washington. Convicted in 1997, Kim, who is a naturalized American citizen, served a jail term of seven years and three months and home confinement of two months after his release.
•2000 -- The two Koreas hold their first defense ministry-level talks in Seoul.
•2002 -- The two Koreas open a hotline between military authorities for the first time since the Korean War ended in 1953.
•2016 -- North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho vows to bolster the country's "national nuclear armed forces" to cope with what he calls "increased war threats from the United States."