September 24, 2023

Seoul demands DPRK give notice of dam opening after it doesn’t answer hotline

Unification ministry says North Korea did not reply to regular call this morning, as heavy rains raise flooding concerns

Seoul has demanded that Pyongyang provide advance notification if it decides to open floodgates on a river that runs into the South, according to the unification ministry, after North Korea failed to answer inter-Korean hotline calls on Tuesday morning.

The ministry explained in a statement that “the communication connection between the South and the North is unstable,” emphasizing the “urgency of the matter” as heavy rains and flooding hit the DPRK.