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Pyongyang Media Outlet Calls South Korean President Park Geun Hye’s U.S. Visit ‘A Betrayal Of The Country’

by Czarelli Tuason / Nov 01, 2015 10:37 PM EST
President Park Geun Hye and President Barack Obama at the White House (Photo by Chip Somodevillia / Getty Images)

A state-controlled media outlet in Pyongyang, Uriminzokkiri, deemed the joint security and cooperation agreement between the U.S. and South Korea a "piece of waste paper with a daylong lifespan" and reiterated that the North would "never give up" its nuclear program, reported UPI Oct. 19.

According to News 1, South Korea's outlet, the statement released by Uriminzokkiri with the headline, "The sound of bells worn by donkeys headed for the grave," was the first response to the meeting of South Korean President Park Geun Hye and U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday at the White House in Washington.

"The South Korean authority's visit to the United States was a betrayal of the country to appease the United States and a panhandling gesture that draws conflict to a unitary people," stated Uriminzokkiri.

Obama has expressed willingness to negotiate with North Korea regarding easing sanctions once they put an end on their nuclear weapons program, using his recent nuclear agreement with Iran that may see sanctions imposed on Tehran being lifted, noted The New York Times Oct. 16.

"At the point where Pyongyang says, 'We're interested in seeing relief from sanctions and improved relations, and we are prepared to have a serious conversation about denuclearization,' I think it's fair to say we'll be right there at the table," said Obama at a news conference with Park. "But we haven't even gotten to that point yet because there's been no indication on the part of the North Koreans, as there was with the Iranians, that they could foresee a future in which they did not possess or were not pursuing nuclear weapons."

According to Korea Times Oct. 19, Park and Obama issued a joint statement during their summit to achieve a "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea in a peaceful manner," also pointing that the human rights situation in North Korea is "deplorable."

She would be seriously mistaken if she thinks she can scare the DPRK (North Korea) with 'the joint statement on the North' with her master," stated on the commentary section of a newspaper published by the North's Workers' Party . "She should clearly understand a catastrophic consequence to be entailed by her reckless words and deeds."

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