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North Korea Threatens South After Rejecting Joint Factory Talks

North Korea threatened retaliation against South Korea for demanding talks aimed at re-opening a jointly-run industrial park that has been shuttered for more than two weeks.

The North will take “final, decisive and serious measures” if President Park Geun Hye’s government continues to issue ultimatums, the National Defense Commission said in a statement on the official Korean Central News Agency. Kim Jong Un’s regime today ignored a noon deadline to accept an offer for talks on the Gaeseong industrial zone or face what the South’s Unification Ministry said would be “serious measures.”