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North Korean remarks are 'unspeakable curses,' South Korea says

North Korean insults against South Korean President Park Geun-hye drew condemnation from the South Korean government.
By Ed Adamczyk   |   April 28, 2014 at 10:34 AM   |   Comments

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SEOUL, April 28 (UPI) -- South Korea condemned remarks by North Korean authorities for verbal attacks that called President Park Geun-hye a "prostitute."

A statement from North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful reunification of Korea called Park “a wicked sycophant and traitor, a dirty comfort woman for the U.S. and a despicable prostitute selling off the nation.”

“Comfort woman” is a reference to Korea’s sex slaves during World War II.

The statement also referred to U.S. President Barack Obama as Park’s “powerful pimp.”

North Korean state media typically include personal attacks against South Korean leaders, but the rhetoric against Park, South Korea’s first female president, is particularly malicious.

The statement came after Obama, visiting South Korea, said the U.S. and South Korea stood “shoulder to shoulder, both in face of Pyongyang’s provocations and our refusal to accept a nuclear North Korea.”

Obama and Park both warned North Korea against conducting a nuclear test, believed to be scheduled within several days and following increased activity at North Korea’s nuclear site.

South Korea’s unification Ministry spokesman Kim Eui-do called the comments directed at Park “unspeakable curses and foul acts,” and urged Pyongyang to abide by an earlier agreement to tone down the rhetoric.

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