North Korea shuns Seoul offer for talks
April 26th, 2013
04:52 AM ET

North Korea shuns Seoul offer for talks

North Korea on Friday shunned a South Korean proposal for talks over the two countries' joint manufacturing zone, where Pyongyang halted activity this month amid tensions.

In a statement on state media, a spokesman for the North's National Defense Commission described Seoul's offer of talks about the Kaesong Industrial Complex as "deceptive."

The complex, which is on the North's side of the border but houses the operations of more than 120 South Korean companies, is seen as the last major symbol of cooperation between the two countries.

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  1. Dave Wilson

    Who would have thought that Kim Jung Il would have seemed rational compared to his son? Lol

    April 26, 2013 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. Opps

    That looks like a bridge to nowhere, man. Let's send Sarah Palin to negotiate. They can see North Korea from there.

    April 26, 2013 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    North Korea is the most Monty Python country of all time.

    April 26, 2013 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      They do seem to parody themselves, don't they?

      April 26, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. Opps

    It's all a question of weight ratios!

    April 26, 2013 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. rupert

    The asian people are people of honor. Except for this clown. Kim butthead

    April 26, 2013 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. Pete

    Let UN and N Korea stew for awhile and see what happens because these sweat shops called factories are benefitting N Korea economicly and S Korea ,US could care less..Just more self inflicting wounds from the arrogent,ignorent spoiled brat in UN..He'll find out when his country tries to revolt against him because of his extreme measures not effecting him but devastating to their populus as have Americas sanctions...

    April 26, 2013 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. Us @ North Korea

    I'm sorry, are you still here?

    April 26, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      lol, reminiscent of Robin Williams 😉

      April 26, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Well at least the 'imminent' threat of a conflagration has subsided for now.
    Until the 'wise men' from powers guiding the destiny of this planet get their collective intellect together and seek a permanent solution to this and other issues that have been allowed to grow almost cancerous.

    April 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Marissa

    My sentiments exactly Pete.

    April 26, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |