SEOUL, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) on Friday spurned news reports that it is at odds with U.S. forces over a recent inter-Korean agreement on setting up an expanded no-fly zone in front-line areas.
"There is no difference between the South and the United States over the establishment of the no-fly zone," a JCS official said on condition of anonymity.
"The military authorities of the South and the U.S. are in close consultation over all processes of implementing the inter-Korean military agreement," he added.
New reports emerged that the U.S. Forces Korea has expressed discomfort over the expanded no-fly zone that the two Koreas have decided to set as part of efforts to reduce military tensions and prevent accidental clashes.
Critics have said that the no-fly zone could restrict U.S. troops' border operations and drills, such as practicing close air support operations and surveillance activities targeting North Korea's border long-range artillery.
Source: Yonhap News Agency