September 15, 2014 10:55
North Korea has urged South Korea to stop floating propaganda leaflets across the border before resuming high-level talks.
In a statement, a spokesman for the North Korean delegation to the talks last Saturday demanded South Korean activists stop floating balloons carrying the leaflets across the border before talks can resume.
It was Pyongyang's first official response to Seoul's proposal on Aug. 11 of another round of talks.
"Before calling repeatedly for high-level talks, South Korean authorities should give priority to adhering to basic etiquette," the statement said. "They floated balloons carrying 1.2 million copies of leaflets and 2,250 copies of insidious religious propaganda pamphlets" to the North in a single day.
The official Rodong Sinmun daily said South Korea should "remove an obstacle" to improving inter-Korean relations by lifting economic sanctions and resuming lucrative package tours to Mt. Kumgang.
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