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Seoul's stance may be catastrophic N.Korea - Channel NewsAsia

Seoul's stance may be catastrophic N.Korea - Channel NewsAsia

SEOUL: North Korea on Sunday lashed out at South Korea for a perceived lack of respect towards Kim Jong-Il, as it reported more scenes of mass grieving in the isolated communist state for the late leader. Saying the whole world is in mourning for "a peerlessly great man", the North for the second time in three days blasted the South over its response to Kim's sudden death on December 17. There would be "unpredictable catastrophic consequences" for cross-border relations unless Seoul eases restrictions on condolence visits by South Koreans to Pyongyang, it said. The South blames its neighbour for two deadly border incidents last year, but has taken a generally conciliatory stance since Monday's shock announcement that Kim had died of a heart attack two days earlier at age 69. The Seoul government sent its sympathies to the North's people, scrapped a controversial plan to di...

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