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North Korea's 'prostitute' attack on South Korean president 'unspeakable' and 'immoral'

Published on Apr 28, 2014 1:20 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea lashed out on Monday at an "unspeakable" personal attack on its president, a day after Pyongyang called Ms Park Geun Hye a "prostitute".

In a vicious statement released through state media, North Korea likened Ms Park to a "comfort woman" and accused her of pandering to her "pimp", United States President Barack Obama. The word used can also mean "sugar daddy".

The vitriol came after the US President, who visited South Korea last week as part of an Asian tour, joined Ms Park to urge the North to abandon its nuclear ambitions and warned it against staging another atomic test.

The North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea accused Ms Park of being Mr Obama's "puppet" in their bid to further isolate Pyongyang.

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