North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office near border
20 June 2020 | 3:39 pm
South Korea releases surveillance footage that shows the destruction of the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong. The video shows smoke rising from a long-shuttered industrial zone, where the office was set up less than two years ago. Analysts say Pyongyang may be seeking to manufacture a crisis to increase pressure on Seoul while nuclear negotiations with Washington are at a standstill.
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