N.Korea Threatens to Cancel Family Reunions

      October 01, 2015 09:19

      North Korea lashed out against President Park Geun-hye's speech at the UN General Assembly on Monday and threatened to cancel planned cross-border family reunions.

      South Korea's "reckless" and "confrontational" behavior means that "the rare reunions of separated families are at stake like being on a thin ice," a spokesman for the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland said in a statement.

      President Park Geun-hye addresses the 70th session of the UN General Assembly at UN headquarters on Monday. /AP-Newsis

      In her UN speech, Park urged Pyongyang not to go ahead with what it claims will be a satellite launch but is widely seen as an attempt to test long-range missile technology.

      The North’s bluster appears to stem from its growing diplomatic isolation as traditional allies China and Russia joined the international community in warning the North against the test.

      There was no immediate response from Cheong Wa Dae.

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