North Korea Blocks Border Crossing

    A South Korean Army soldier gestures at a military check point in Paju, South Korea, near the border village of Panmunjom, Thursday, April 4, 2013. North Korea on Wednesday barred South Korean workers from entering a jointly run factory park just over the heavily armed border in the North, officials in Seoul said, a day after Pyongyang announced it would restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and increase production of nuclear weapons material. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    S. Korean soldier at military check point in Paju on Thursday. (Ahn Young-joon/AP)

    As if things couldn’t get any more tense, North Korea has reportedly moved a missile to the east coast, but South Korea says it isn’t cabable of reaching the United States. Kim Jong-un also closed the border crossing at Kaesong and demanded notice of when the industrial complex’s hundreds of workers from the South would leave. North Korea’s state news agency again threatened to close the complex, despite that it is a key moneymaker for the country. On Wednesday the U.S. boosted its nuclear defense system against North Korea and deployed an advanced missile defense system to Guam as a precaution. And the situation keeps getting more grim, as one of North Korea’s last allies, China, voiced “serious concern” Wednesday.

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