South Korea’s Unification Ministry angrily rejected the North Korean government’s offer for unconditional reconciliation talks designed at lowering the tensions which have left the peninsula on the brink of war for the past few months.
According to a statement by the ministry’s spokesment, the offer for talks wasn’t even worth responding to because it wasn’t “in the correct and appropriate format,” and the government regards it as a propaganda campaign against them.
The US has also repeatedly rejected calls for talks with North Korea, though reports suggest that the Obama Administration is now at least somewhat less hostile to the notion than they were a few weeks ago.
Since a brief but deadly clash in November, South Korea has been announced a series of major wargames and officials have repeatedly commented on what they see as the inevitable annexation of North Korea.
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