Pyongyang has threatened on Wednesday to strengthen its military presence on the former sites of the cooperation-Korean and rebuild some of the guard posts along the demilitarized Zone, making it a bit more tension after it demolished the liaison office of the South Korea.
North Korea has also claimed to have rejected a proposal that she would have received the south Korean president Moon Jae-in to send an envoy for discussions.
Kim Yo-Jong, the powerful sister of the north Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saw in it “a proposal by a disaster and lacking in tact”, according to the agency, north korea’s KCNA.
For its part, the army of north korea said that it would resume military maneuvers in the border area and that it was to send leaflets in the direction of the South.
The appeals for calm have come from a major western capitals after the demolition on Tuesday by Pyongyang of the liaison office of inter-Korean which had been opened in the city’s north korea Kaesong in September 2018, and then one of the symbols of the extraordinary relaxation appeared this year on the peninsula.
This office was the result of an agreement between MESSRS. Kim and Moon who had held three summits in the space of a few months.
At the height of its activity, the office brought together two delegations of the North and the South, each composed of twenty officials.
It was the first instrument physical, permanent communication and was intended to develop relations intercoréennes, improve relations between the United States and the North, and to ease the military tension.
Fiasco of the last summit, Kim-Trump
But the North-South relations have continued to deteriorate in the wake of the fiasco of the second summit between the american president Donald Trump and Mr. Trump and Kim, in February 2019 in Hanoi.
Some experts suspect the North of trying now to create a crisis to obtain concessions on the background of deadlock in the international negotiations on its nuclear programs.
The army of north korea has stated that it would deploy units in the tourist resort of Mount Kumgang and in the complex of Kaesong.
These two areas were previously some of the most important projects of the cooperation-Korean.
Mount Kumgang was a tourist destination for South Koreans, until a soldier of north korea struck in 2008, a woman who was ruled out of the authorized areas.
In the industrial zone of Kaesong, where was the liaison office, companies in south korea have until 2016 to work of the worker in the North by paying their salaries in Pyongyang, in the framework of an agreement very lucrative for the north Korean regime.
The spokesperson of the army of north korea has also mentioned that the guard posts that had been removed from the demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the framework of an agreement inter-Korean concluded in 2018 would be re-established to “strengthen the monitoring of the front line”.
Artillery units, in particular in the maritime areas, will revert to “all types of military exercises regular”.
The Korean War (1950-1953) was marked by an armistice, not a peace agreement, which means that the two neighbors are still technically in a state of war.