After weeks of ratcheting up tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea took a step back on Wednesday with an announcement in state-run media that leader Kim Jong Un has called off military plans against South Korea.At a meeting chaired by Kim, military officials
“took stock of the prevailing situation and suspended the military action plans against the [S]outh,”
state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Wednesday morning.
The North Korean leader’s appearance in state media was his first in almost two weeks and it marked the first time that he has publicly weighed in on the brewing conflict with South Korea.Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, has been the public face of North Korea’s bellicose turn toward its southern neighbor as the communist state has taken provocative steps such as blowing up the inter-Korean liaison office in its border city of Kaesong and cutting off communications lines with the South. RELATED 147 South Korean soldiers’ remains repatriated