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North Korea blasts reunification offer as 'psychopath's daydream'

Published on Apr 12, 2014 11:48 AM

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea on Saturday blasted South Korean President Park Geun Hye's proposal on laying the groundwork for reunification through economic exchanges and humanitarian aid as the "daydream of a psychopath".

The blistering attack from the North's powerful National Defence Commission (NDC) was the first official reaction from Pyongyang to a proposal Ms Park made in a speech last month in Dresden in the former East Germany.

She urged the North to expand reunions of families separated by the division of Korea and increase cross-border economic and cultural exchanges, starting with the South bolstering humanitarian aid.

"Germany's unity is for us an example and model for a peaceful reunification," she had said.

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