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North Korea to renew wargames in demilitarized border space after BLOWING UP intra-Korean liaison workplace

North Korea to resume wargames in demilitarized border area after BLOWING UP intra-Korean liaison office


Pyongyang has vowed to ship troops again into beforehand disarmed areas and renew navy drills close to the border, amid an ongoing spat with Seoul over defectors, infected additional by the latest demolition of a negotiations outpost.

North Korea will reestablish a troop presence within the Mount Kumgang and Kaesong areas – which each fall simply past the Demilitarized Zone alongside the border – and resume “all types of standard navy workouts,” the Korean Folks’s Military stated on Wednesday, in line with Yonhap Information.

Mount Kumgang, a resort on North Korea’s east coast, in addition to the Kaesong industrial zone had been the 2 main bilateral financial tasks that after served as symbols of rapprochement and cooperation between Seoul and Pyongyang.

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That thaw appears to be over now, as tensions have soared between the 2 Koreas in latest weeks, kicked off by complaints from the North that Seoul was not doing sufficient to cease defectors from sending leaflets and different anti-government literature throughout the border, usually on balloons. 

After threatening to sever all strains of communication with the South earlier this month, on Tuesday Pyongyang destroyed an workplace constructing devoted to talks between the 2 sides, with the demolition captured on video.

Primarily based within the Kaesong border space, the workplace was established in 2018 following a number of rounds of inter-Korean talks, which additionally produced a navy settlement establishing disarmed buffer zones. Whereas the North labeled the workplace “ineffective” and vacated its workers in 2019 following a separate dispute, the newest bout of hostilities has seen the power shuttered for good, with Pyongyang additional vowing to scrap the 2018 navy settlement.

Seoul has reportedly proposed to ship a particular envoy to tamp down on tensions, however Pyongyang “flatly” rejected the provide.

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