August 18, 2022

North Korea to postpone planned demolition of Mt. Kumgang facilities, South says

Decision aimed at further preventing spread of novel coronavirus: MOU

North Korea has decided to postpone plans to demolish South Korean-owned facilities at the Mount Kumgang resort, South Korea's Ministry of Unification (MOU) said Friday, in a move reportedly aimed at preventing the further spread of the novel coronavirus.

Speaking to press at a regular briefing, ministry spokesperson Yoh Sang-key said the North had informed the South of its decision through a newly-opened telephone line between the two Koreas' capitals late Thursday night.