Fourteen South Koreans working at the Mt. Kumgang resort returned home Tuesday after North Korea said it would dispose of all South Korean property and evict all South Koreans at the resort.
According to Hyundai Asan, which used to operate tours to Mt. Kumgang, 14 South Koreans and two Korean Chinese, all employees of Hyundai Asan and Emerson Pacific, crossed the border into the South Tuesday morning.
North Korea demanded a day before, that all South Korean staff leave the resort within 72 hours.
The North claims the action is in accordance with the law. The South Korean government says that it will respond with legal and diplomatic action.