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N Korea threatens to reconsider dialogue proposal with South

The threat came two days after North Korean defectors led by Park Sang-Hak teamed up with activists from the US-based Human Rights Foundation to launch some 100,000 anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border by balloon.

The launch was an “intolerable provocation” hurting the dignity of North Korea’s leadership, the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland said in a statement on the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.

It accused the United States of instigating the exercise and warned South Korea it may face “destruction” if it continues to overlook the balloon launches by “human scum”.

“We cannot but think over whether dialogue is necessary with South Korea, which could not even control a grave situation developing on its soil while reading the face of a US tricky group,” the committee said.

Pyongyang has long condemned the ballon launches and in recent months has stepped up its demands for Seoul to ban them.


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