R.O.K. Government's Stance on Statement of North Korea's 'Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland'
June 3, 2016
● It is deeply regrettable that North Korea, in a sudden shift from recent calls for dialogue, has resumed its offensive threats. The statement by the 'Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland' read that North Korea will impose the "toughest offensive" and "merciless physical option" against the South.
- North Korea's change in attitude proves that the calls for dialogue were only a propaganda offensive lacking sincerity.
● The R.O.K. government will firmly adhere to the position that “North Korea's denuclearization should be a priority in resuming inter-Korean dialogue," regardless of the North's threats of provocation.
● North Korea should choose the path toward substantial improvement of inter-Korean relations by suspending its threats of reckless provocation and ending its nuclear weapons program.