South Korea rejects talk proposed by Pyongyang

| Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 18:45
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Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un made the remarks in a report delivered at a national congress | Photo: IANS

Seoul: South Korea on Sunday rejected the inter-Korean dialogue offer proposed by North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-un saying the proposal was merely a propaganda drive with no authenticity.

"North Korea's proposal is merely its propaganda drive with no sincerity as it speaks of inter-Korean dialogue while continuing to develop a nuclear arsenal," Xinhua news agency quoted the unification ministry of South Korea as saying.

Kim Jong-un made the remarks in a report delivered at a national congress of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), the first in 36 years.

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"We see the need to have dialogue and talks between the two Koreas' military officials," kim said.

"If military talks are held, they would help eliminate risks of conflict along the border and ease tension."

Seoul urged Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons programme saying the Korean peninsula denuclearisation was the premise of a peace talk of the two sides.

"South Korea and the international community have the same stance that North Korea should not be recognised as a nuclear-powered state," the unification ministry said.

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