Family Reunion Program Postponed By North Korea
The Korean War ended 60 years ago. It caused many hardships, including the separation of family members between the North and the South. To this day, there is no official contact between citizens of the two countries. No phone calls. No letters.
But finally in 2000, North and South Korea agreed to hold family reunions. The last one took place in 2010. Another reunion was scheduled to take place today at a North Korean resort, but it was abruptly postponed over the weekend by the North Korean government.
Why did this happen? And what does it mean for diplomacy between the two countries? Charles Armstrong is professor of Korean studies at Columbia University. He talked with Ross Reynolds.
Produced by Andy Hurst.