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North Korea lashes out at 'blabbering' South Korean president

Published on Mar 27, 2014 11:06 AM
 
North Korea accused South Korean President Park Geun Hye of breaking a moratorium on cross-border insults and behaving like a "blabbering" peasant woman. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea issued a scathing personal attack on Thursday on South Korean President Park Geun Hye, accusing her of breaking a moratorium on cross-border insults and behaving like a "blabbering" peasant woman.

The attack referenced a speech Park made on Monday at a nuclear summit in The Hague in which she voiced concern that Pyongyang's nuclear material could end up in terrorist hands, and warned of a possible Chernobyl-style disaster at the North's main Yongbyong nuclear complex.

A spokesman for the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) said Park's remarks "violently trampled" on an agreement reached at rare, high-level talks last month for the two Koreas to stop "slandering" one another.

If Park genuinely wants to see improvements in inter-Korean relations, "she first has to stop rambling recklessly and learn how to speak with discretion", the spokesman said in a statement carried by the North's official KCNA news agency.

 
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