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N.Korea threatens to shut joint factory complex
March 30, 2013 / 10:03 AM / 5 years ago

N.Korea threatens to shut joint factory complex

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea threatened on Saturday to shut down an industrial zone it operates jointly with South Korea over perceived insults that the complex is only being kept running to raise money for the impoverished state.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) attends a meeting of information workers of the whole army at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang March 28, 2013, in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency on March 29, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA

“If the puppet traitor group continues to mention the fact Kaesong industrial zone is being kept operating and damages our dignity, it will be mercilessly shut off and shut down,” the North’s KCNA news agency quoted an agency that operates the factory park just miles north of the rivals’ armed border as saying.

Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Jeremy Laurence

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