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Pyongyang announces the “complete” closure of the connecting channels with Seoul from Tuesday

June 9, 2020

North Korea has announced that it will “completely” close the South Korean liaison channels it opens on Tuesday afternoon after Pyongyang has threatened to dismantle it in protest against the spread of propaganda on the common border.

“Our side will completely shut down and close the link between the North and South authorities,” North Korea said in a statement released by KCNA, specifically referring to the Liaison Office, military communications channels, both countries and the hotline between the North Korean Workers’ Party and the South Korean Presidency, Cheong Wa Dae.

The decision was made after a meeting between Labor Party Central Committee vice chairman Kim Yong Chol and Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Pyongyang announces the “complete” closure of the connecting channels with Seoul from TuesdayPyongyang announces the “complete” closure of the connecting channels with Seoul from Tuesday

According to the KCNA, both of them “gradually discussed plans against the enemy at the meeting to make the traitors pay for their crimes.”