People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's speech, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. (AP photo)North Korea reopened a cross-border communication link with South Korea on Wednesday, the South's Unification Ministry said, in the latest sign Pyongyang is eager to improve ties with Seoul amid heightened tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programmes. The Panmunjeom channel was cut off after North Korea severed direct communications with the South in February 2016. The olive branch extended by the North Korean leader stands in stark contrast to the escalating war of words between him and US President Donald Trump. In the same speech on Monday, Kim said a nuclear button is always on his desk for use if North Korea is threatened by the United States.
Source: Bangkok Post January 03, 2018 07:41 UTC