Pyongyang rejected a proposal from Seoul to hold bilateral talks, offering primarily to categorically abandon the policy of confrontation against Pyongyang.
This was told by the North Korean Committee for the peaceful reunification of the Motherland, the statement which lead South Korean media. Besides all this, the media in the DPRK demanded that Seoul apologize for the wrong doings toward the North.
The DPRK has rejected the proposal of the Republic of Korea on bilateral talks. This was announced by the North Korean Committee for the peaceful reunification of the Motherland. "To improve inter-Korean relations at first you need to create an atmosphere in which dialogue will be possible," the statement notes. But in the present situation the progress in bilateral relationships to expect the impossible." The leading North Korean newspaper "Nodong" it said, expressing the opinion of the authorities of the country declared that "puppet government first needs to apologize to the Korean nation for their own acts, which led to a sudden rise in tensions on the Korean Peninsula".
As an example, the South Korean "hostile policy" Pyongyang has led not so long ago occurred launches activists from the locality of South Korea to North Korea balloons with anti-government leaflets, and the refusal of Seoul to suspend the holding of the US joint military exercises, says TASS. In this regard, the Committee urged the South to "abandon confrontation" with North Korea and to take steps to implement the agreements fixed in the Joint Declaration of 15 June 2000". This document takes into account the comprehensive normalization of bilateral relations between the North and South.
Recall, on Friday, July 10, speaker of the National Assembly of Korea Chung And Hwa have offered their own North Korean colleague Kim Yong Nam to negotiate "anytime and anywhere". On the same day, the Ministry of national defense invited the followers of the defense Ministry of the DPRK to discuss at the beginning of September steps to improve bilateral cooperation.
Seoul has already announced to regret the abandonment of the DPRK dialogue to improve bilateral relations. This was announced by the official dealer of the Ministry of unification, ROK Jeon Joon-Hee. "The Republic of Korea disappointed by the refusal of the North from the idea of negotiations," he stressed. - Causes remorse, the fact that Pyongyang defied our services aimed at the development of inter-Korean dialogue." Despite that "Seoul will continue its policy aimed at the search for dialogue and cooperation with the North," said the adept of South Korea.
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