NKorea to expel SKoreans from tourist resort
North Korea says that it will eject South Koreans from a mountain resort in the communist country, a further sign of fraying ties between the divided Koreas.Updated: Aug 03, 2008 09:33 IST
North Korea has said that it will eject South Koreans from a mountain resort in the communist country, a further sign of fraying ties between the divided Koreas. The move comes after a South Korean tourist was shot by a North Korean soldier at the resort last month, prompting strong protests from Seoul.
The North's military unit in the resort said in a statement carried Sunday by the official Korean Central News Agency that it would expel all tourists "we deem unnecessary" from the area. The North also warned it would take military actions against "even the slightest hostile actions" in the Diamond Mountain resort and its military areas. It said it would limit the passage of South Korean vehicles through the heavily armed border crossing leading to the resort.