North Korea said Monday it was withdrawing all workers and suspending operations at a lucrative joint industrial zone with South Korea, blaming foreign “warmongers” at a time of acute tensions.
The announcement came amid reports of heightened activity at the North’s nuclear test site, and at a missile battery, although the South Korean government denied suggestions that a fourth nuclear test was imminent.
SEOUL (AFP) – South Korea’s new president on Monday promised a strong military response to any North Korean provocation after Pyongyang announced that the two countries were now in a state of war. President Park Geun-Hye’s warning came as North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament formalised the country’s status as a nuclear weapons state and appointed a [...]
North Korea announced Saturday that it had entered a “state of war” with South Korea and would deal with every inter-Korean issue accordingly. “As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol,” the North said in a joint statement attributed [...]...Read More