March 29, 2023

North Korea Cuts Another Inter-Korean Hotline

Mid-level military alert issued in South this morning, cancelled moments later

SEOUL - Pyongyang has cut a major military hotline that allows direct communication with Seoul, deeming it no longer necessary following a rise in recent tensions between North and South Korea.

Earlier this month, a Korean Red Cross line running through the "truce village" of Panmunjom was also cut after North Korea declared the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean war to be "void".