North Korea: North Korea threatens to send troops into the demilitarized zone
The Kim Jong Un regime is threatening to send troops into the demilitarized zone that separates North Korea and South Korea after demolishing the building that served as a diplomatic mission between the rivals. Over the past week, Pyongyang has vented fury about North Korean defectors living in the South who have been flying anti-government leaflets back over the border.
The de-facto embassy building was officially known as the Inter-Korean Liaison Office. It was only established in 2018, standing just north of the heavily-militarized border in the city of Kaesong.
On Tuesday, North Korea levelled it, and state-run media showed video of the demolition.
But while it was a highly provocative, and deeply symbolic move, it wasn’t the end of it. Pyongyang has threatened to go further, redeploying military forces to border areas that have been demilitarized for years.