North Korea threatens to send army into demilitarised zones towards South Korea as for the past breifing its very crystal clear that for couple of days the tension between North Korea and South brewing.
The unification ministry confirms explosion at Inter Korean liaison office. Explosion heard, smoke seen in North Korean border city Kaesong:
South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea not to step back from inter-Korean diplomacy. “North Korea should not cut off communication, build up tension, and try to revert back to the era of confrontation in the past,” Moon said.
Yonhap news reports North Korea blew up the inter-Korean joint liaison office in its border town of Kaesong on Tuesday, sharply escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula after near-daily threats to punish Seoul over anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets
The North exploded the liaison office at 2:49 p.m., the unification ministry said.
Earlier, military sources said that smoke was seen and an explosion was heard from the border town.
The explosion came just days after Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, warned Saturday night, “Before long, a tragic scene of the useless North-South joint liaison office completely collapsed would be seen.”
The North has been lashing out at the South for failing to stop defectors from sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border via balloons.
The liaison office was launched in September 2018 to facilitate inter-Korean exchange and cooperation amid a reconciliatory mood created by summit talks between their leader.
KCNA :The military of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Tuesday it is getting itself fully ready for providing a sure military guarantee to any external measures to be taken by the Party and government.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) quoted a statement released by the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) as saying that the army was keeping close watch “on the current situation in which the north-south relations are turning worse and worse,” and it would “rapidly and thoroughly implement any decisions and orders of the Party and government.”
The statement said the army had accepted a government’s opinion “on studying an action plan for taking measures to make the army advance again into the zones that had been demilitarized” under the north-south agreement in 2018, as well as to “take a thorough-going security measure for positively cooperating with our people from all walks of life in their large-scale leaflet scattering struggle against the enemy.”
North Korean troops are reportedly prepared to enter the demilitarized zone that divides itself from South Korea.
“Our army is keeping a close watch on the current situation in which the north-south relations are turning worse and worse, and getting itself fully ready for providing a sure military guarantee to any external measures to be taken by the Party and government,” The Korean People’s Army said in a statement to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) Monday.
“The KPA is studying an action plan for taking measures to make the army advance again into the zones that had been demilitarized under the north-south agreement, turn the front line into a fortress and further heighten the military vigilance against the south.”about:blank
“We will map out the military action plans for rapidly carrying out the said opinions to receive approval from the Party Central Military Commission.”
The Korean Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula. It was established by the provisions of the Korean Armistice Agreement to serve as a buffer zone between North Korea and South Korea.