South Korea to Shut Joint Industrial Park, Kaesong, Over North’s Actions

February 10, 2016 12:22 PM

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South Korea to Shut Joint Industrial Park, Kaesong, Over North’s Actions

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said on Wednesday that it would shut down an industrial complex that it runs jointly with North Korea, its strongest retaliation yet for the North’s recent nuclear test and its launching of a long-range rocket over the weekend.

In announcing the decision, Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo said the industrial complex in the North Korean border town of Kaesong, which went into operation in 2004, had wound up providing funds for the North’s weapons programs.

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