N. Korea’s recent erratic swings between confrontation and détente all about money, analysts say

Visitors admire the view from a bridge at the Mount Kumgang tourist zone in North Korea.  /Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images

Visitors admire the view from a bridge at the Mount Kumgang tourist zone in North Korea. /Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images

SEOUL — North Korea is increasing pressure on Seoul to resume the long-stalled inter-Korean tour project, a rare source of cash for the destitute nation, sources and analysts here said. The North was involved in months-long military sabre rattling in the spring highlighted by a third nuclear test, threats of nuclear war, a decision to nullify the armistice that halted fighting in the 1950-53 Korean War, and shuttering of the inter-Korean joint industrial complex.

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