February 10, 2012 13:03
North Korea has rejected Seoul's request for talks about a joint pest control exercise.
A North Korean propaganda website took issue with a South Korean ban on a meeting of a civilian cross-border committee, and said Seoul's refusal meant the South "is no longer fit to discuss" any improvement in inter-Korean relations.
Seoul on Wednesday proposed holding inter-Korean talks over pest control near a UNESCO historic site from the Koguryo Kingdom near Pyongyang.
Since last year North Korea has been requesting pesticides from charities in the South to control pests damaging pine trees near the complex of Koguryo tombs.
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