February 28, 2024

North Korea demolishes symbolic unification arch, satellite imagery suggests

Kim Jong Un ordered monument removed to ‘completely eliminate’ public’s idea of kinship with South Korea

North Korea appears to have demolished a large monument in Pyongyang symbolizing hope for unification with South Korea, according to NK News analysis of satellite imagery, after leader Kim Jong Un ordered it be removed earlier this month.

The move appears aimed at sending a strong signal to both domestic audiences and authorities in Seoul that Kim is serious about ditching a policy of peaceful unification with the South.

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