North Korea To Cut Communication Lines To “Enemy” South Korea: State Media: The threats include inter-Korean ties at a standstill. (File)

North Korea To Cut Communication Lines To “Enemy” South Korea: State Media

Seoul: North Korea will reduce navy and political communication hyperlinks to “enemy” South Korea on Tuesday, state media mentioned, after threats over activists sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border.

The threats include inter-Korean ties at a standstill, regardless of three summits between the North’s Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in in 2018.

Pyongyang “will fully reduce off and shut down the liaison line between the authorities of the North and the South, which has been maintained via the North-South joint liaison workplace,” in addition to different communication hyperlinks “from 12:00 on June 9, 2020,” the Korean Central Information Company mentioned.

The hyperlinks being reduce additionally embody “the East and West Seas communication traces” between militaries of the 2 sides, an inter-Korean “trial communication line” and a hotline between the Central Committee of the Employees’ Celebration of Korea and South Korea’s presidential Blue Home, KCNA mentioned.

Final week, the North threatened to shut the liaison workplace with the South and threatened additional steps to make Seoul “undergo.”

Kim’s highly effective sister, Kim Yo Jong, additionally threatened to scrap a navy settlement signed with Seoul except the South stopped activists from sending the leaflets.

KCNA mentioned Tuesday that Kim Yo Jong, and one other prime official, Kim Yong Chol, have “harassed that the work in the direction of the South ought to completely flip into the one in opposition to enemy.”

Pyongyang largely reduce off contact with Seoul following the collapse of a summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Hanoi final yr that left nuclear talks at a standstill.

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