December 30th, 2011
02:02 AM ET

North Korea says it won't deal with South Korean government

North Korea said Friday that it remained steadfast in its refusal to engage with the current South Korean government, dismissing the prospect of a shift in relations with Seoul after a dynastic succession in Pyongyang.

"We solemnly declare with confidence that the South Korean puppets and foolish politicians around the world should not expect any change" from North Korea, the country's National Defense Commission said in a statement reported by Pyongyang's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The statement came after two days of elaborate ceremonies in Pyongyang that honored Kim Jong Il, who died earlier this month, and underlined the rise of his son and chosen successor, Kim Jong Un, to the position of "supreme leader" of the secretive state.

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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Andreas Moser

    That sounds rather childish.

    December 30, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. Tcr c2

    @bigwilliestyles. You are ignorant the people of north korea are more grown up than you what if the us was like them you wouldnt be that way would you?

    December 30, 2011 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. gung hoe

    @everybody thats not big willie thats a dam troll

    December 30, 2011 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. Aryan hunter

    Hi aryan word arms folded!!! Whats wrong you couldnt take your own medicine any more your a felthy white skinned piece of trash

    December 30, 2011 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. oh canabis

    are u guys all as baked as me?

    December 30, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. Stupidity in Trolldom

    (c) is NOT ©

    @ is NOT ©

    No one is fooled.
    S T F U already.

    December 30, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. BOMBO

    Well this is shocking.

    December 30, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO

    Experiment

    December 30, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. gung hoe

    Not me @ 6 52

    December 30, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    lmao @ gung hoe they go back to school next week dear! 🙂

    December 30, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    As for the topic of this thread south korea should stop supplying food and medical supplies to north korea then! Obviously N. Korea doesnt need it or appreciate it and its not gonna stop controversy between the two! let em suffer!

    December 30, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      I'm not hopeful for the immediate future on the Korean peninsula. Kim Jong Un strikes me as having the same mentality as the trolls here, but with power over a large military force. Very dangerous.

      December 30, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. BOMBO

    Do the US kids really go back next week? My kids are off until Jan 9, but they were in school up until Dec 23. So I guess there'll still be little Canadian kid trolls for 1 more week, even after the little American kid trolls are back in school.

    December 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bill

    Keep in mind so much of the stuff we get from various media sources from the new regime (as well as the old one) are for political purposes and for their own public consumption, It would seem far more likely that a way will be found that will save the stern political face of N.K. and yet open the door just a crack for some kind of positive interaction with SK. The creature comforts and economic plusses they see all around them in that immediate region will be a motivation for some adjustments – naturally, they'll couch it in their usual stern, isolationist terms.

    December 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bamasy c

    I agree with Bill. Face it they don't want to loose face. Their new leader is young and may just widen that crack that Bill mentioned.

    December 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Mr. Ducky @ 11:20:

    Hi, yourself. Hoo hah whatever.
    Weather is treating me all right, as it's not very cold here.
    Thanks for asking.
    How's the weather where you are?

    December 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
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