Monday, July 11, 2016

North Korea Cuts Off Diplomatic Communications With The U.S.

CNN: North Korea closes only communication channel with U.S.

(CNN)North Korea said Monday it has decided to close its only direct diplomatic link with Washington, a move made days after the United States slapped sanctions on the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, and other officials over human rights abuses.

Pyongyang and Washington do not have formal diplomatic relations, but North Korea's mission to the United Nations in New York has acted as the main communication conduit between the two countries.

Now it will deal with "DPRK-US relations under the wartime law of the DPRK," according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korea's state-run news agency.

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More News On North Korea Cutting Off Diplomatic Communications With The U.S.

N. Korea Vows to End Diplomat Communication Channel With US -- AP
North Korea cuts off communication with US after sanctions -- The Hill
North Korea Cuts Off Only Diplomatic Channel With US Over Sanctions -- New York Times
North Korea Fully Severs Communication with U.S. -- US News and World Report
North Korea Cuts Rare Channel With U.S. -- WSJ
North Korea says issues with US to be resolved by war-time laws -- RT
North Korea says to treat matters with US, including detainees, under wartime law: KCNA -- Reuters
North Korea is going to take a 'wartime' approach to diplomacy with the US -- VICE News and Reuters

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