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The South Korean unification minister resigns in the face of escalating tensions

June 17, 2020

South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon Chul resigned on Wednesday due to escalating tensions with North Korea, although it is currently unclear whether President Moon will accept Jae In.

“I am sorry that I have not met our people’s demands and expectations for peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula,” she complained in statements to the media when she announced her decision, the Yonhap agency said. Kim has been Minister of Association since April 2019.

The disruption in Pyongyang’s relationship with Seoul became apparent on Tuesday with the destruction of the North Korean liaison office. The Kim Jong Un regime made it dynamic after breaking communications as a retaliation for border propaganda.

The South Korean unification minister resigns in the face of escalating tensionsThe South Korean unification minister resigns in the face of escalating tensions

The North Korean authorities announced Wednesday that the maneuvers in the demilitarized border areas of Kaesong and Kumgang were resumed, and the South has responded by warning that it will “pay the price” for any military measure.