North Korea scraps companies managing relations with South

North Korean chief Kim Jong Un visits Korean Individuals’s Military Air Pressure headquarters on the event of Aviation Day in North Korea, on this image launched by North Korea’s Korean Central Information Company (KCNA) on December 1, 2023.

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North Korea has abolished key authorities organizations tasked with managing relations with South Korea, state media mentioned Tuesday, as authoritarian chief Kim Jong Un mentioned he would now not pursue reconciliation along with his rival.

North Korea’s official Korean Central Information Company mentioned the choice to abolish the companies dealing with dialogue and cooperation with the South was made throughout a gathering of the nation’s rubber-stamp parliament on Monday.

Throughout a speech on the meeting, Kim blamed South Korea and the US for elevating tensions within the area. He mentioned it has develop into unattainable for the North to pursue reconciliation and a peaceable reunification with the South.

He referred to as for the meeting to rewrite the North’s Structure in its subsequent assembly to outline South Korea because the North’s “No. 1 hostile country.”

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are at their highest level in years after Kim in latest months ramped up his weapons demonstrations. The US and its allies Seoul and Tokyo responded by strengthening their mixed navy workout routines and sharpening their nuclear deterrence methods.