North Korea has ignored a plea by South Korean businessmen to visit a joint industrial zone for talks on its future, an official in Seoul said, amid fears of a permanent closure.
South Korean cars laden with goods return from Kaesong to the border city of Paju on April 30, 2013. The evacuation raises the prospect of the permanent closure of the industrial park, the last point of contact between the two Koreas and a key source of income for Kim Jong-Un's isolated regime.
About 10 leaders of the group of South Korean firms with factories at the Kaesong complex sought to visit the site -- the last remaining point of contact between the two Koreas.
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