North Korea severed its military hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, breaking the last direct communication link between the two countries at a time of heightened military tensions.
This picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 26, 2013 and taken on March 25, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the landing and anti-landing drills of KPA Large Combined Units 324 and 287 and KPA Navy Combined Unit 597 at an undisclosed location on North Korea's east coast. North Korea has severed its military hotline with South Korea.
The decision coincided with an announcement that the North's top political leadership would meet in the next few days to discuss an unspecified "important issue" and make a "drastic turn".
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