Jeongmin Kim is a correspondent at NK News, based in Seoul. She previously worked for the CSIS Korea Chair and in the Seoul bureau of Reuters news agency. Follow her on Twitter @jeongminnkim
In cryptic remarks, Kim Yo Jong says inter-Korean liaison office may be "completely collapsed" in future
Move linked to declining numbers of escapees making it to the South, unification ministry insists
Activist groups insist they will defy the new rules, however
Presidential Blue House also vows to continue crackdown on anti-DPRK leaflets
Activist promises to continue leaflet launches, however, amid growing inter-Korean tensions over the issue
Amid rising tensions with Seoul, Kim's "distinct style" points to growing responsibilities
Pyongyang earlier in the day threatened to cut off communications with "enemy" in Seoul
Regular afternoon call was conducted, however, and inter-Korean military hotline also operating as usual
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's appearance marks only his third since early April
Announcement blames Seoul for not stopping defector groups from sending "dirty trash" leaflets into North
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