North Korea says call to declare formal end of Korean War premature

South Korea’s call to declare a formal end to the Korean War is premature as there is no guarantee it would lead to the withdrawal of the “U.S. hostile policy” toward Pyongyang, North Korea state media KCNA reported on Friday, citing Vice Foreign Minister Ri Thae Song. South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday repeated… Read More North Korea says call to declare formal end of Korean War premature

North Korea warns of security crisis as tensions escalate over U.S., South Korea military drills

North Korea on Wednesday said South Korea and the United States missed a chance to improve relations and are risking a “serious security crisis” by choosing to escalate tensions as they conduct joint military drills. Kim Yong Chol, a general and politician who played a leading role during historic summits between North Korean leader Kim… Read More North Korea warns of security crisis as tensions escalate over U.S., South Korea military drills

North Korea, South Korea in talks to reopen joint liaison office

North and South Korea are in talks to reopen a joint liaison office that Pyongyang demolished last year and hold a summit as part of efforts to restore relations, three South Korean government sources with knowledge of the matter said. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have been exploring… Read More North Korea, South Korea in talks to reopen joint liaison office

South Korea, North Korea restore hotlines as leaders renew efforts to rebuild ties

South and North Korea have restored hotlines that Pyongyang severed a year ago when ties deteriorated sharply, and the two countries’ leaders are renewing efforts to rebuild relations, Seoul’s presidential office said on Tuesday. The decision on the hotlines was made by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who… Read More South Korea, North Korea restore hotlines as leaders renew efforts to rebuild ties

South Korea bans launch of propaganda leaflets into North Korea

South Korea on Monday banned the launching of propaganda leaflets into North Korea, drawing the criticism of rights activists and defiance from a prominent North Korean defector who said he would not stop sending messages to his homeland. Defectors and other campaigners in South Korea have for decades sent anti-North Korean leaflets over the tightly… Read More South Korea bans launch of propaganda leaflets into North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un offers apology for killing of South Korean man

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologised on Friday for the shooting death of a South Korean man to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the South’s national security adviser said, as public and political outrage over the killing grew. The apology came in a letter from the North’s United Front Department, which handles… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un offers apology for killing of South Korean man

North Korean troops shoot dead South Korean man, burn body

North Korean troops shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who went missing earlier this week, before dousing his body in oil and setting it on fire in what was likely an effort to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, South Korea’s military said on Thursday. South Korea’s military said evidence suggested the man was attempting to… Read More North Korean troops shoot dead South Korean man, burn body

North Korea gears to send propaganda leaflets into South Korea amid tensions

North Korea is gearing up to send propaganda leaflets over its southern border, denouncing North Korean defectors and South Korea, its state media said on Saturday, the latest retaliation for leaflets from the South as bilateral tensions rise. Enraged North Korean people across the country “are actively pushing forward with the preparations for launching a… Read More North Korea gears to send propaganda leaflets into South Korea amid tensions