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North Korea decides ties with South Korea

By : Marwa Mahmoud

North Korean News Agency reported that, Pyongyang will shut all political and military lines of communication with the “enemy” of the South, after the North has repeatedly threatened to cut off contact with the South if Seoul does not stop sending aggressive publications to activists around the border.

“it would be a fully cut off and closing contact line  between the northern and southern governments that existed through the liaison office between them” and would also cut off all communication channels “by 12:00 a.m. on the ninth of June 2020.”Agency declared that North Korea would do that.

On Friday, North Korea has threatened to shut its liaison service with the South unless Seoul stopped activists from sending flyers to the North against the Communist regime.

Pyongyang also warned to take other “painful” measures against Seoul.

The second alert in two days came in an environment of extreme cooling relations following the expectations posed by three summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in 2018.

 On Thursday first alert was issued in a report posted by the official North Korean News Agency and signed by Kim Yu-jung , the younger sister of the North Korean leader.

In her speech, Kim threatened to close the Liaison Office and cancel the strategic agreement signed during Moon’s visit to N. Korea in 2018 aiming to reduce the tension at the border.

Although, several of the agreements reached at that conference have not been enforced, and since then, North Korea has carried out hundreds of nuclear tests.

N. Korea also warned to cancel large numbers of economic projects between the two countries, in particular the Kaesong Industrial Zone and visits to Mount Kumgang.

North Korean deserters and other activists have sent balloons from South Korea to the northern neighbor with notes that accuse the North Korean leader of abusing human rights and opposing his nuclear policies.

The two sides are facing a complicated problem because of these publication campaigns.

After the failed February 2019 summit in Hanoi between Kim and US President Donald Trump, Pyongyang had deeply cut relations with the South.