SEOUL - North Korea warned Seoul on Saturday that the Korean Peninsula had entered "a state of war" and threatened to shut down a border factory complex, the last major symbol of inter-Korean cooperation.
One of a series of photos released by the offical North Korean Central News Agency shows a gathering at Kim Il-Sung Square in Pyongyang to support the pronouncement of war.
Analysts say a full-scale conflict is extremely unlikely, noting that the Korean Peninsula has remained in a technical state of war for 60 years. But the North's continued threats toward Seoul and Washington, including a vow to launch a nuclear strike, have raised worries that a misjudgment between the sides could lead to a clash.
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