S. Korea urged to have proper approach to inter-Korean relations

Date: 24/06/2017 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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[2017-06-24]









“The south Korean ruler should stop making reckless and foolish remarks that get on the other party’s nerves and properly approach north-south relations,” a spokesman for the DPRK Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country told KCNA on June 21.
The statement came as the present south Korean ruler is badmouthing the DPRK, finding fault with it.
The spokesman said that he makes sour remarks very often while arguing for implementing the north-south agreements and settling issues through dialogue.
Contrary to the promises he made on inter-Korean relations during the presidential campaign, he let out a stream of invective at both official and unofficial events against the DPRK’s measures to build up its nuclear force, saying that “what the north can get from provocation is only international isolation and economic difficulties” and “it (south Korea) should pressurize and apply sanctions against the north through the strong cooperation with the international community”.
In a congratulatory speech at an event to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the June 15 2000 north-south summit, he groundlessly criticized the DPRK, arguing “the north’s nuclear and missile programmes are a serious concern threatening peace and stability of the region and international community” and “the north fails to match its words with actions by upgrading its nuclear weapons and missiles although it urges the south to respect and implement the June 15 Joint Declaration and the October 4 Declaration”.
It is needless to say that he is playing a trick to shift the blame for the impasse in relations on to the DPRK, the spokesman stated.
The problem is, he added, that he feigns ignorance of the criminal acts of the US and local conservatives that gave rise to the Korean peninsula nuclear issue and brought relations to an all-time low, but groundlessly picks a quarrel with the DPRK’s measures to bolster up its self-defensive nuclear force.

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