October 19, 2021

Hotline fling? North Korea ignores Seoul’s calls for more than a week

After brief reconnection, hotlines go dead from the North Korean side as Pyongyang fumes over routine US-ROK drills

South Korea’s unification and defense ministries told NK News that North Korea has not answered calls via inter-Korean hotlines for a week as of Tuesday, as Pyongyang takes issue with ongoing U.S.-ROK military exercises.

Experts say the DPRK will continue to leave Seoul hanging unless the Kim regime sees an opportunity to extract some sort of concession.