24 Dec '11, 8am

N. Korea to accept all funeral delegations from South - AsiaOne: #all

N. Korea to accept all funeral delegations from South - AsiaOne: #all

By Song Sang-ho The Korea Herald/Asia News Network Saturday, Dec 24, 2011 North Korea said Friday that it would accept all South Korean delegations to mourn the death of its leader Kim Jong-il, a move that could spark conflict as Seoul has decided to allow only a select number of groups to attend his funeral. On its official website, "Uriminjokkiri," the North also upbraided the South for its restriction on civilian condolence delegations to Pyongyang for the funeral on Dec 28, calling the decision "unacceptable, inhumane and barbaric." "We will respectfully accept all delegations from South Korea based on fraternal love. We have taken steps to open the land and air routes for their visit," the website said in a message titled "Our sincere measure for South Korean mourners." "During their stay (in the North), the convenience and safety of South Korean condolence delegation...

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