By Cynthia Kim

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea stopped working a radio station used to ship coded messages to its brokers in South Korea, the Yonhap information company mentioned on Saturday, the newest signal the remoted nation is shaking up the best way it handles relations with Seoul.

North Korea has been stepping up strain on Seoul in current weeks, declaring it the “principal enemy”, saying the North won’t ever reunite with the South and vowing to boost its capacity to ship a nuclear strike on the U.S. and America’s allies within the Pacific.

Radio Pyongyang, generally known as a numbers station, up to now broadcast mysterious coded numbers presumed to be focused at Pyongyang’s spies working in South Korea. Its web site was additionally down on Saturday.

North Korean chief Kim Jong Un, addressing a year-end assembly of his ruling get together, ordered a “decisive coverage change” in relations with the South, instructing the army to be ready to pacify and occupy the South within the occasion of a disaster.

Early on Saturday, North Korea introduced plans to dissolve organisations in control of civilian exchanges with South Korea. State media KCNA reported a choice “to readjust all related organizations… together with the North Aspect Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration, the North Headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea’s Reunification”.

North and South Korea stay technically at struggle after the 1950-53 Korean Warfare led to a truce, not a peace treaty, and tensions are operating excessive.

Seoul-based information outlet NK Information mentioned on Friday a number of North Korean propaganda websites have been unaccessible greater than 24 hours after they went offline.

The web sites of Uriminzokkiri, DPRK As we speak, Arirang Meari, Tongil Voice, Ryomyong and Ryugyong have been down since no less than Thursday morning, it mentioned.

(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Extra reporting by Josh Smith; Enhancing by William Mallard)

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