North Korea agrees to lift border restrictions with South

August 17, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Maybe Kim Jong-Il needs to start taking his bi-polar medicine again. North Korea warmly announced it will reopen its border with South Korea so that tourism and family reunions can start up again, a vital source of income for Pyongyang’s leaders. The renegade country quickly¬† followed that announcement with a venomous warning of “a merciless and prompt annihilating strike” if U.S. and South Korean military operations infringe the country’s sovereignty. Focusing on the positive, after nearly 18 months of rising tensions, the Korean Central News Agency said in a dispatch early Monday that it agreed to restart tours to the scenic Diamond Mountain resort and ancient sights in Kaesong in the North. While money could be a big factor in North Korea’s sudden conciliatory gesture most see this as a step towards diplomatic re-engagement after months of provocation to get the worlds attention.


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