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Korean crisis: Seoul warns North Korea not to reboot joint factory park

Korean crisis: Seoul warns North Korea not to reboot joint factory park

Korean peninsula became the centre of the political life of the world, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said the North “should refrain from infringing on property rights of South Korean companies”. 

The escalation of conflict on the Korean peninsula continues: Yonhap News Agency reported that North Korea’s Uriminzokkiri website claimed earlier in the day that Seoul should not “interfere” with the Kaesong complex because it lies within the North’s territory.

The North Korea and the South Korea have found one more reason not to be good neighbours. The N.Korean propaganda portal said Friday clothing factories in Gaesong will run more vigorously than ever, and that it is none of the anyone’s business.

According to that NK propaganda site, Washington and its puppets may be attempting to scale up sanctions but they will not be able to stop the wheels of the factories turning and that they will clearly witness how workers are doing their jobs with confidence.

North Korean nuclear tests and South Korean reaction

The non-stop mode of nuclear tests conducted by the North Korea makes nervous its neighbours. In February 2016, the North’s fourth ever nuclear test time, Seoul ordered its firms out, prompting Pyongyang to freeze Kaesong’s South Korean assets. But there was hope the Koreas might be able to reconcile such differences after May’s inauguration of the South’s President Moon Jae-in, who vowed to restart the Kaesong complex.

Despite this order, Pyongyang continued developing nuclear weapons rather than come forward for dialogue, however, and now the two sides could be on a collision course with the North appearing to confirm reports that it has already brought Kaesong back to life on its own, or will do so.

In September, the economic pressure on North Korea became stronger, the international community is doing its best to take control over Pyongyang and to stop its nuclear tests.