N. Korea says it will sever hotlines with S. Korea over violations: state news agency

South Korean army soldiers patrol by the barbed-wire fence in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea. (File photo: AP)

North Korea said on Tuesday it will sever inter-Korean hotlines with South Korea as the first step toward completely shutting down all means of contact with Seoul, state news agency KCNA reported.

For several days, North Korea has lashed out at South Korea, threatening to close an inter-Korean liaison office and other projects if the South does not stop defectors from sending leaflets and other material into the North.

Last Update: Tuesday, 09 June 2020 KSA 00:45 - GMT 21:45