North Korea to Expel South Koreans, Freeze Assets at Factory

February 11, 2016 8:23 AM

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North Korea to Expel South Koreans, Freeze Assets at Factory

North Korea said it was expelling South Koreans from a jointly run industrial park and severing a military hotline between the two countries, a day after the government in Seoul announced its withdrawal from the site to punish Kim Jong Un for his recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch.

The North Korea army is taking control of the Gaeseong industrial complex and freezing the assets of the more than 120 South Korean companies operating there, the official Korean Central News Agency reported Thursday. The army is also sealing off the land route from the factory park to the nearby de...

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