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South Korea snubs North's new peace offer as 'nonsensical'

Published on Jul 1, 2014 5:26 PM
 
In a file photo taken on June 7, 2013 a South Korean soldier looks out from his guard post near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas near the border area of Imjingak. South Korea on Tuesday rejected North Korea's proposal that the two sides halt hostile military activities as "nonsensical", and suggested it show sincerity by dumping its nuclear weapons. -- PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea Tuesday rejected North Korea's proposal that the two sides halt hostile military activities as "nonsensical", and suggested it show sincerity by dumping its nuclear weapons.

"North Korea's proposal is nonsensical and lacks sincerity," the South's unification ministry said in a statement, referring to Monday's offer from the North's top military body, the National Defence Commission (NDC).

"North Korea must show sincerity in resolving the nuclear issue, which poses a fundamental threat to peace on the Korean peninsula," the ministry said.

The NDC proposed that the two Koreas suspend hostile military activities, along with all acts of verbal provocation and slander, as of Friday.

 
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