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North Korea launches unprecedented personal attack on South Korea leader

Published on Apr 4, 2014 5:28 PM
South Korean President Park Geun Hye (centre) speaks during the joint commission ceremony of 5,860 new military officers of the army, navy, air force and marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul, on March 6, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korea published comments on Friday attacking South Korean President Park Geun Hye, descending to unprecedented levels of personal insult by describing her as a "repulsive wench" who had failed to marry or bear children.

The brutal denunciation, going far beyond previous criticism in the reclusive authoritarian state's media, was certain to deepen animosity amid growing tensions on the world's most militarised border.

The KCNA news agency carried what it said were comments by a private citizen criticising Ms Park's offer last week to help the impoverished North's women and children as "foul-smelling vituperation uttered by human scum.

"Park Geun Hye is but an unseemly wench who has never had a chance to marry or bear a child," the citizen, Kim Un Kyong, was quoted as saying by KCNA.

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