N. Korea pulls workers out of Kaesong industrial zone

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea announced on Monday that it would pull all its 53,000 workers out the Kaesong joint industrial zone with South Korea and temporarily shut the complex down.

"We will pull out all our workers from the Kaesong Industrial Complex," Kim Yang Gon, a senior ruling party official said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

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