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Escalation in the Korean Peninsula

Published on 27 March 2013, by M. Tomazy.

"North Korea severed its military hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, suspending the last direct communication link between the two countries at a time of heightened military tensions.

The decision coincided with an announcement that the North’s top political leadership would meet in the next few days to discuss an unspecified “important issue” and make a “drastic turn”.

The hotline move was relayed by a senior North Korean military official to his South Korean counterpart just before the link was severed."