North Korea has completely cut off all inter-Korean communication lines with the South. The line was established to maintain the Joint Liaison Office of North and South. North Korea said that it is going to end all communication lines between South Korea and it. It also includes a hotline between the leaders of the two countries.
According to the reports, North Korea has also said that this is its first action and called South Korea as ‘Enemy’. The liaison office in the North Korean border town of Kaesong will also be closed on Tuesday. After talks in the year 2018, both the countries had established this office to reduce tension, now it will be closed. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, there has been no peace agreement between the two countries, so technically the two countries are still at war. North Korea has said that channels of military communication will also be closed.
According to the reports, the liaison office was temporarily closed in January due to restrictions imposed. However, contact between the two countries was continued via phone. Two phone calls were made between the two countries from the office at 9 am and 5 pm in the evening. On Monday, South Korea said that for the first time in 21 months morning calls had not been answered, however, contact was made in the afternoon.