Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been continuing all week, after North Korea’s latest satellite launch over the weekend. One area of cooperation has been shut down and now North Korea is threatening to cut its communications hotline with the South. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Three communication tie lines link North and South Korea—one used by the military, one used by United Nations forces in the Demilitarized Zone, and one run by the Red Cross. Pyongyang last cut communications in 2013…but soon restored them.