Cheong Wa Dae Warns of Firm Action Against N.Korea

  • Arirang News

    June 17, 2020 08:34

    Cheong Wa Dae has vowed firm action against any move by North Korea that could worsen tensions after the regime blew up the cross-border liaison office in Kaesong.

    After an emergency meeting of top security officials, the presidential office said that the move has betrayed expectations of improving inter-Korean relations and fostering peace on the Korean Peninsula.

    South Korean soldiers patrol the beach on Yeonpyeong Island on Tuesday. /Yonhap

    The Unification Ministry here echoed the remarks, adding that that the demolition was "senseless" and should not have happened. The ministry also called it a violation of a 2018 summit agreement.

    The provocation comes just a day after President Moon Jae-in reached out to Pyongyang, urging the North to keep its door open to dialogue.

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