DPRK to cut liaison lines
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will cut off all inter-Korean communication lines at noon Tuesday, the official Korean Central News Agency reported. The relevant field of DPRK side will "completely cut off and shut down the liaison line between the authorities of the north and the south, which has been maintained through the north-south joint liaison office" starting from 12:00 on June 9, the report said.
Other communications will also be cut off, which includes the East and West Seas communication lines between the military of the North and the South, the inter-Korean trial communication line and the hotline between the office building of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and Republic of Korea presidential office Chongwadae, according to the KCNA.
The development is an apparent follow-up action from the DPRK, after top officials recently threatened to shut down the inter-Korean liaison office or withdraw from the military cooperation agreement signed in 2018 in protest at anti-DPRK propaganda leaflets defectors from the North fly across the border.