facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

N. Korea accuses S. Korea of 'confrontation'

June 15, 2013 at 5:52 PM   |   Comments

SEOUL, June 15 (UPI) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye has maintained the same "policy of confrontation" as her predecessor, North Korea said Saturday.

Rodong Sinmun, the largest newspaper in the north, made the charge on the 13th anniversary of a summit agreement for greater cooperation between the two Koreas, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported.

President Lee Myung-bak, who was in office from 2008 until Park took over earlier this year, had a harder position on North Korea, which effectively ended the agreement.

Also Saturday, South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se held a meeting in Singapore with the country's mission chiefs in Southeast Asia to discuss aid to North Korean defectors. Some North Koreans use Laos and other southeast Asian countries as routes to South Korea, and nine young defectors were recently returned to North Korea after being arrested in Laos.

About 25,000 North Koreans have made their way to the south since the armistice that ended the Korean War. Most have done so by way of third countries instead of by crossing the heavily fortified border.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia
2
Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church
3
No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed
4
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
5
Eric Frein manhunt refocuses after possible sighting Eric Frein manhunt refocuses after possible sighting
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback