The inter-Korean rapprochement, has suffered a setback. North Korea pulled back on Friday, surprisingly, from a liaison office with South Korea, close to the common border. The neighboring country had declared, the step successes on the instruction from the highest authority, according to the unification Ministry in Seoul. An explanation for this it was initially. The establishment of the office was a concrete result of the first summit meeting of South Korean President, Moon Jae-In with the North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un in April 2018.
the Extent to which both sides receive their communication, or whether North Korea even want to cut the dialogue completely, was initially unclear. The South Korean Ministry expressed Regret about the withdrawal and the North called on Korea to "return soon". In Seoul, the National security Council met on an emergency session.
South and North Korea opened their first permanent communications office only last September, in the border near the North Korean city of Kaesong. The purpose of the office was, among other things, to be able at any time on bilateral issues and projects discussed. Seoul wanted to use the office to talk to North Korea about dismantling its nuclear weapons program.
summit between Kim and Trump was a crash occurs
North Korea's provisional withdrawal failed in a period of uncertainty after the spectacular Failure of the summit Kims with US President Donald Trump at the end of February in Vietnam. Both sides were not to come into the Central questions of nuclear disarmament of the internationally largely isolated North Korea, and the services of the United States in more detail. The North Korean Deputy foreign Minister Choe Son-Hui had last asked before foreign journalists in Pyongyang further negotiations about the nuclear weapons program of North Korea in question.daily mirror tomorrow location Free
to order The United States imposed also on Thursday, for the first time after the summit in Hanoi sanctions against two Chinese shipping companies, which should have helped the Communist leadership of North Korea by Bypassing the international sanctions. In the procedure Trumps against Chinese companies in the context of the rivalry of the two great powers join, but it is also a clear Signal to Kim.
South Korea, leaving employees in the office
According to the Seoul unification Ministry of South Korea can his staff in the liaison office in Kaesong to keep. On the weekend there's 25 South Korea should remain African officials. North Korea wanted to address the South later on "more practical steps", it said.More about
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President Moon and Kim had met in the past year, three Times the approach forward. Your choice for the location of the liaison office fell on Kaesong, where the two countries had maintained until the beginning of 2016 a joint industrial Park. Both countries have pushed since the start of 2018, your approach again, after increase a year earlier, the tensions on the Korean Peninsula because of North Korean missile tests and another nuclear test. (dpa)