Washington Post: Koreas re-link by rail

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SEOUL — Observers are skeptical about new train traffic between North and South Korea despite a ceremony with officials from both countries re-joining rails between the countries for the first time in years.

The Washington Post reports that a rail joining ceremony Wednesday in Kaesong, North Korea, involved officials from both countries who signed a wooden tie and appeared in a photo pulling on levers to install track clips.

Though the rail links potentially open the way for South Korean manufacturers to export goods over land to Asia and Europe, U.S. economic sanctions against North Korea dim the prospects of reinvigorated commerce in the near future.

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