August 10, 2020

North Korea to cut off all inter-Korean communication lines at midday: KCNA
Suspension of phone lines come amid North Korean anger over South Korea defector leaflet issue

Update 09:45 KST: This article has been updated to include response from South Korea's unification and defense ministries.

North Korean authorities will cut off all inter-Korean communication lines at noon, official state media said on Tuesday morning, amid growing tensions between Pyongyang and Seoul.