North Korea dismisses South Korea’s wish for better ties as ‘nonsense’


SEOUL, July 20 (Yonhap) — North Korea said Thursday that it is nonsense for South Korea to hope to improve inter-Korean ties while taking a confrontational policy against the North without giving up its dependence on the United States.The North’s comments came four days after Seoul proposed holding inter-Korean military talks on Friday to ease tensions along the tense border and Red Cross talks on Aug. 1 to resume reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.Rodong Sinmun, North Korea’s main newspaper, called on South Korea to make a decision over whether to stick to its confrontational policy and submission to the U.S.”Ditching confrontation and hostility is a precondition for opening the door for the two Koreas’ reconciliation and unity,” the newspaper said.

Source: N.K. dismisses S. Korea’s wish for better ties as ‘nonsense’