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
S. Korea to Pyongyang: Answer the Phone, Maybe?
South Korean President Park Geun-hye can get Barack Obama on the phone—but not Kim Jong Un.   (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lee Ji-eun)

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. (Read more North Korea stories.)

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