September 26, 2023

Hotline glitch? North Korea answers call from South after missing one earlier

DPRK didn’t respond to regular call after missile test, but Seoul says this was likely due to ‘technical difficulties'

North Korea did not answer calls on a key inter-Korean hotline Tuesday morning hours after launching a ballistic missile over Japanese airspace, only to pick up later in the day, according to South Korea’s unification ministry. 

South and North Korea speak through hotlines twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.