The unification ministry of the Republic of Korea (ROK) confirmed that the inter-Korean liaison office in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) border city of Kaesong was blown up at 14:49 local time Tuesday, June 16. The liaison office was launched in September 2018 to facilitate inter-Korean exchange and cooperation between the leaders on both sides amid a reconciliatory mood created by summit talks between the two.
The destruction came after the sister of DPRK leader Kim Jong Un, Kim Yo Jong, in statement released on Saturday, June 13, said, “Before long, a tragic scene of the useless north-south joint liaison office completely collapsed would be seen.”
It is to be noted that earlier on Tuesday, DPRK’s army said it was “fully read” to take action against any enemy. “Our army is keeping a close watch on the current situation in which the north-south relations are turning worse and worse,” General Staff of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) had stated.