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N. Korea Leaves Room for Inter-Korean Ties but Challenges Lay Ahead with ‘Conditions’

N. Korea Leaves Room for Inter-Korean Ties but Challenges Lay Ahead with ‘Conditions’

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s remarks on South Korea during a key party meeting appear to have passed the ball into Seoul’s court by attaching challenging conditions that portend cloudy prospects for any change in the currently chilled cross-border relations, experts said Saturday. During the fourth-day session at the [...]

Kim’s Surprise Apology Indicates His Wish to Prevent Inter-Korean Ties from Worsening Further

Kim’s Surprise Apology Indicates His Wish to Prevent Inter-Korean Ties from Worsening Further

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A rare and swift apology from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over the killing of a South Korean official shows he wants to prevent already frayed inter-Korean relations from further worsening, experts said Friday. South Korea needs to take the North’s conciliatory gesture as a chance to explore ways [...]

N. Korea’s Recent Threats Unlikely to Turn into Major Military Provocation

N. Korea’s Recent Threats Unlikely to Turn into Major Military Provocation

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — After threatening military action, North Korea may open fire to shoot down giant balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets flying from South Korea, but major provocations are unlikely, such as the 2010 artillery attack on a border island, experts said Monday. South Korea has been on high alert after Kim Yo-jong, [...]

Fake News About N. Korea Causes Distrust, Impasse in Inter-Korean Relations

Fake News About N. Korea Causes Distrust, Impasse in Inter-Korean Relations

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Unsubstantiated rumors and speculative media reports about North Korea could cause mutual distrust between the two Koreas and create an “impasse” in inter-Korean relations, an expert said Monday. Kim Dong-yeop, a research professor at Kyungnam University’s Institute for Far Eastern Studies, also called for more efforts to create “high-quality” [...]