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Pyongyang has stopped responding to a call from Seoul to the liaison office for the first time since 2018

June 8, 2020

For the first time since the mechanism was set up in September 2018, days after the Kim Jong Un regime threatened to shut it down, the North Korean authorities have stopped responding to a call from the South by the liaison office to protest the proliferation of propaganda on the common border.

The neighboring countries exchange two calls a day through the liaison office, as agreed by the leaders of the two Koreas during the historic visit of South Korean President Moon Jae In to North Korean territory.

A spokesman for the South Korean Ministry of Unification, Yoh Sang Key, said Monday that “North Korea did not answer the call for the first time.” “We will try again in the afternoon as planned,” he said at a press conference, the Yonhap news agency said.

Pyongyang has stopped responding to a call from Seoul to the liaison office for the first time since 2018Pyongyang has stopped responding to a call from Seoul to the liaison office for the first time since 2018

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Yo Jong released a statement on Thursday prior to the possible closure of the office by leaflets issued by defectors and activists from across the border. It considers these programs to be contrary to the commitments made.