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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea seeks to break stalemate as Pompeo heads to Hawaii

Army to enter areas disarmed under previous agreements

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a "strike drill" involving rocket launchers in May 2019.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- East Asian geopolitics kicked into high gear Tuesday, after months of being hamstrung by the coronavirus pandemic, as North Korea destroyed its liaison office with South Korea.

It quickly followed up on Wednesday morning with a series of harsh statements that included an announcement that its army will reenter border areas of Kaesong and Mount Kumgang that were disarmed under inter-Korean agreements.

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