South Korea Says North Korea Has Withdrawn Its Staff From The Kaesong Liason Office



ABC News Online: North Korea abruptly withdraws staff from Kaesong liaison office with South Korea

North Korea has abruptly withdrawn its staff from a liaison office with South Korea, a development that is likely to put a damper on ties between the countries and further complicate global diplomacy on North Korea's nuclear program.

The North Korean action came a week after Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui threatened to pull out of nuclear negotiations with the United States, citing a lack of US steps to match disarmament measures it took last year.

Her warning followed a US-North Korea summit in February that collapsed due to disputes over United States-led sanctions on the North.

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WNU Editor: This is a major setback, and happened because of the yesterday's U.S. Treasury announcement that the U.S. was imposing new sanctions on North Korea. In response, President Trump reversed these new sanctions today .... Trump surprises by revoking North Korea sanctions immediately after Treasury imposes them (FOX News).

More News On South Korea Saying That North Korea Has Withdrawn Its Staff From The Kaesong Liason Office

North Korea quits Kaesong liaison office with South Korea -- BBC
North Korea abruptly withdraws staff from liaison office at border with the South -- SCMP/AFP
North Korea abruptly pulls its staff out of liaison office with the South near DMZ border on 'higher-level' instructions, in fresh blow to peace efforts after Kim's summit with Trump collapsed -- Daily Mail
North Korea pulls out of liaison office with South Korea -- DW
North Korea withdraws from inter-Korea liaison office -- UPI
North Korea pulls out of liaison office with South after new US sanctions -- The Hill
Seoul: North Korea withdrew staff from inter-Korea liaison office -- Al Jazeera

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