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N. Korea shuts joint industrial zone

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SEOUL - North Korea blocked South Korean access to a key joint industrial zone Wednesday, matching its angry rhetoric with action as Washington condemned Pyongyang's "dangerous, reckless" behaviour. 

A South Korean soldier sets up a military check point on the road to the Kaesong industrial complex in North Korea, in this photo taken on Monday.

Any move on the Seoul-funded Kaesong complex - established in 2004 and a crucial source of hard currency for North Korea - carries enormous significance and will send tensions soaring.

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