North Korea launches pictures of it exploding intermediary workplace with South

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North Korea releases images of it blowing up liaison office with South

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North Korean state media launched images Tuesday of what it stated was the damage of the joint intermediary workplace with South Korea.

Seoul’s Unification Ministry verified that the structure in the North Korean border town of Kaesong was destroyed “by bombing” on Tuesday afternoon regional time, NBC News reported.

Rising stress on the Korean Peninsula saw North Korea cutting off interactions with the South and threatening to move militaries back into demilitarized zones on the border.

The cautions came in the middle of stalled nuclear talks with the U.S., and might be signal that Pyongyang is annoyed with what it considers as “failed democracy,” John Park, director of the Korea Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, informed CNBC on Monday.

A view of a surge of a joint intermediary workplace with South Korea in border town Kaesong, North Korea in this image provided by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 16, 2020.

KCNA | Reuters

A view of a surge of a joint intermediary workplace with South Korea in border town Kaesong, North Korea in this image provided by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 16, 2020.

KCNA | Reuters

The 2 nations are technically still at war, as the Korean war did not officially end with a peace treaty in 1953, however concluded with a truce.

The inter-Korean workplace was opened in 2018 throughout a time of warmer relations in between the 2 sides.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in fulfilled a minimum of 3 times that year, raising hopes of reconciliation at that time. Relations soured after that time.

A view of a joint intermediary workplace with South Korea in border town Kaesong, North Korea in this image provided by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 16, 2020.

KCNA | REUTERS

— CNBC’s Huileng Tan added to this report.

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