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The UN Secretary General urged the US, the DPRK and South Korea to resume dialogue

UN Secretary-General deplores the recent loss of contact between Pyongyang and Seoul urges U.S., North Korea and South Korea to resume dialogue to achieve the complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, said at a briefing the official representative of the Secretary-General Stefan Dujarric.

According to him, June is a symbolic month for the Korean Peninsula. "This Friday, June 12, will be the second anniversary of the first meeting of the leaders of the DPRK and the United States. Monday, June 15, will be the 20th anniversary of the first meeting of the leaders of the two Koreas. The Secretary General hopes that the parties will use anniversaries in June in order to redouble the efforts for the resumption of negotiations in order to achieve sustainable peace, complete, verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," he said.

The fourth of June the first Deputy head of the Department of the Central Committee of the WPK, Kim yo-Jong, sister of the current leader of the DPRK, issued a statement condemning the continuing spread of anti-North Korean leaflets by groups of defectors living in the South, and threatened in the absence of effective measures of the Seoul final demolition of idle South Korean industrial complex in Kaesong, the closing of the joint liaison office and out of the military agreement of the North and South.

The next day the official representative of the United front Department of the Central Committee of the WPK in charge of relations with South Korea, said that Kim Yu-Jeong instructed to begin preparations for the implementation of previously mentioned measures, noting that the first will terminate the work of the joint liaison office. KCNA on 9 June announced it was breaking off all communication lines with the South, including the military channel and a line between the top leadership of the two countries.