North Korea bans South Korean workers

Seoul, April 3 (IANS) North Korea has banned the entry of South Korean workers to the joint industrial complex at the border town of Kaesong, authorities said Wednesday.

“In the morning, North Korea notified us of the ban of entrance to the Kaesong industrial park, while only allowing for leaving Kaesong,” Kim Hyung-seok, spokesman of the ministry of unification in charge of dialogue and cooperation with North Korea, told reporters at a press conference.

Kim said that the South Korean government “deeply regrets the failure of normal cross-border movement” in and out of the inter-Korean industrial zone, noting that it will put its top priority at ensuring the safety of workers at the industrial site, reported Xinhua.

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