South Korea says communication channel with North must reopen

17 May 2017

South Korea's unification ministry said its basic stance is that communication lines with North Korea should open. In the meantime, new President Moon Jae-in seeks a two-track policy involving sanctions and dialogue with Pyongyang. Ministry spokesman said authorities from the South go to the communications office at the border between the two Koreas every day and make daily checks for possible responses from North Korea. Various options are being considered but nothing has been decided, official said.