South Korea: North Won't Answer Our Calls

Pyongyang refuses to pick up after talks collapse

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 12, 2013 6:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – Relations between North and South Korea appear to have descended into teenage-girl territory after high-level talks between the two countries collapsed yesterday. Seoul says Pyongyang now won't even pick up the phone, reports the BBC. The two countries have a hotline maintained by the Red Cross on which they previously spoke twice a day. But both calls today have gone unanswered, most likely due to "the cancellation of talks late Tuesday," a government source tells the local Yonhap news agency.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye can get Barack Obama on the phone—but not Kim Jong Un.   (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lee Ji-eun)
The venue for the Koreas' first high-level meeting, the Grand Hilton Hotel in Seoul, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Those chairs stayed empty as talks collapsed before they started.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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