North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complex

January 27, 2015 11:40 AM

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North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complex

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has said it can detain South Korean workers at an joint industrial park in the event of a dispute with their companies, South Korea said on Tuesday, in the latest ruling that could hurt confidence in the factory complex.

The Kaesong Industrial Complex is just on the North Korean side of the two Koreas' heavily defended border and is one of the few examples of cooperation between the rivals. It is also a major source of revenue for the poor North.

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