March 27th, 2013
05:02 AM ET

North Korea to cut military hotline

North Korea said Wednesday it was cutting off an important military hotline with South Korea amid high tensions between the two sides.

"Under the situation where a war may break out any moment, there is no need to keep north-south military communications," the head of a North Korean delegation told the South by telephone on Wednesday, according to the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency.

Earlier this month, Pyongyang disconnected a humanitarian hotline that ran through the border village of Panmunjom, according to the South Korean Unification Ministry.

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  1. kafantaris2

    Aside from Iran, no country can shoot itself better in the foot than North Korea. There must be something in the water over there.

    March 27, 2013 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    nk is just one big drama queen...take pill and chill...

    March 27, 2013 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. s kel

    Stupidity rules in NK.

    March 27, 2013 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. ronvan

    Lets just hope that, as usual, NK is just pounding its chest. The fact that IF they did attack anyone it could & would inflict carnage the end result would be the complete destruction of NK.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    NK, it appears, is cutting its own throat.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Time to c/p our comments again.

    March 27, 2013 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Does CNN expect us to come up with fresh comments every da ?. If they come up with fresh stories, we could respond in kind.

    March 27, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Laquanda

      They usually delete my comments. I'm not very interesting. Anyone want tacos for lunch?

      March 27, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    yes @bobcat
    What's there to say? NK,Iraq,Afghanistan,Syria,ran.
    And yet one is compelled to let off steam at humankind's stupidity, not just North's.

    March 27, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    If NK , which has been pushed into a corner does act out its 'death wish' it would not just be the end of North but the peninsula. repercussions will then not be contained.

    March 27, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    here are now talks of a preemptive nuclear strike against Iran and that the 'wise' think would be the end of Iran & beginning of world peace. The stupidity of humankind.

    March 27, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      "preemptive" is the signal for another war for the US and it's pockets being lined. Good afternoon @ saywhat

      March 27, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Shooting in the foot is universal.Past decade.

    March 27, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mr Dalloway

    The "Dear Chubby One" is at it again I see.

    March 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    But this time @Mr.Dalloway the tone is more ominous.

    March 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat)©

    There was this Russian guy, this Spanish guy and this Korean guy all in the same ESL class. The teacher told them to make a sentence using the word 'hostess' for homework.

    So the next day the Russian guy goes "Oh I have a good sentence. The hostess was very courteous." And the teacher said "Wow that was really good!"

    The Spanish guy goes, "Oh I have a better sentence. My mother is a good hostess when others come over." Then the teacher said, "Wow that was really good!"

    Finally the Korean guy goes, "I have the best sentence. When my mother answers the phone, she says hostess?"

    March 27, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    So "chubby bubba" is gonna cut off a useless hotline? Boy this guy ir an attention hound aint he? Well WE need to cut off his food supply, obviously hes already recieved more than his fair share and hes not appreciative at all!

    March 27, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
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