In its latest threat to Seoul, North Korea declared today it would "completely nullify" an inter-Korean agreement designed to prevent naval skirmishes in the western waters.
North threatens to void military accord, shut off Kaesong
The North also said it would consider taking measures to ban all South Koreans and vehicles from entering the Kaesong Industrial Complex, without giving a specific time frame.
The agreement it threatens to break is a guarantee of military non-aggression from both sides.
If any South Korean vessel enters North Korean waters, "immediate physical strikes will be launched," the North warned today.
Since South Korea announced on Monday a series of countermeasures against the North for the attack on a South Korean warship in March, Pyongyang has issued a series of belligerent statements. The North expelled eight South Korean officials working at the consultative office in Kaesong Wednesday.
*The full version of the article can be read in tomorrow’s edition of the JoongAng Daily.
By Yoo Jee-ho Staff Reporter [firstname.lastname@example.org]
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