North Korea Suspends Last Remaining Project With South, Putin Cites Chernobyl
North Korea, after weeks of threats against the United States and South Korea, suspended its sole remaining major project with the South on Monday, as Russian President Vladimir Putin said any nuclear conflict may make Chernobyl look like a fairy tale.
Reclusive North Korea’s decision to all but close the Kaesong industrial park coincided with speculation that it will carry out some sort of provocative action in coming days - another nuclear weapons test or missile launch.
Tension has been rising since the United Nations imposed new sanctions against the North in response to its third test of a nuclear weapon in February. Pyongyang has been further angered by weeks of joint military exercises by South Korean and U.S. forces and threatened both countries with nuclear attack.