North Korea–South Korea relations

North Korea threatens to send troops into demilitarised border zone

Jeffrey Robertson from Yonsei University on rising tensions between North and South Korea.
The General Staff of North Korea’s army has vowed to send troops back into demilitarised areas near the border with South Korea. The warning was made on state media just a day after Pyongyang blew up a joint liaison office set up in a border town as part of a peace initiative between the two Koreas. BBC Newsday’s James Copnall spoke to Jeffrey Robertson, an Associate Professor of Diplomatic Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul. 

(Photo: A soldier stands guard at a checkpoint on the Grand Unification Bridge which leads to the inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea Credit: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji)
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