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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea destroys Kaesong joint liaison office with South

Pyongyang has hinted at taking military action in recent days

North Korea demolished the two Koreas' joint liaison office in the border city of Kaesong on Tuesday. (Courtesy of South Korea's Ministry of National Defense)

SEOUL -- North Korea demolished the two Koreas' joint liaison office in the border city of Kaesong on Tuesday, in a further blow to South Korea President Moon Jae-in's drive for reconciliation between the two countries that are still technically at war.

The escalation comes amid stalled denuclearization negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington, and just a day after South Korean President Moon Jae-in asked the North to come to the table for talks. Moon also urged cooperation on inter-Korean projects that have been suspended for months.

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