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North Korea: Park, Obama talks sign of war



This news story was published on May 11, 2013.
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PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 10 (UPI) — Talks between the U.S. and South Korean presidents in Washington are a prelude to war on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea said Friday.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye visited with U.S. President Barack Obama this week and also addressed a joint session of Congress.

Both the United States and South Korea have expressed concern about the security situation on the Korean Peninsula following the February test of a nuclear device by North Korea.

North Korea said Friday that Park’s visit was a sign she was trying to make the regional situation worse.

“It is a curtain-raiser to a dangerous war to invade (North Korea),” a government statement published by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said.

Park told U.S. lawmakers she was addressing the regional situation calmly but with a sense of resolve.

South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Hyung-suk questioned North Korea’s latest rhetoric, describing it as overly confrontational.

North Korea also this week expressed frustration with U.S.-South Korean naval exercises in the Yellow Sea.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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