02 Mar '12, 6am

N.Korea renews threats against S.Korea: SEOUL: North Korea Friday renewed threats to launch a "sacred war" again...

N.Korea renews threats against S.Korea: SEOUL: North Korea Friday renewed threats to launch a "sacred war" again...

SEOUL: North Korea Friday renewed threats to launch a "sacred war" against South Korea, indicating cross-border ties will remain icy despite Pyongyang's surprise nuclear deal with Seoul's close ally Washington. The North's agreement to freeze some nuclear and missile activities in return for massive US food aid has raised cautious hopes of eased tensions under its new young leader Kim Jong-Un. In statements released late Wednesday announcing the deal, both Pyongyang and Washington pledged to work for better relations. But Friday's comments from the North's supreme military command struck a different tone with the South. The command accused South Korean troops of displaying slogans or placards slandering the North's top leaders at their barracks, shooting ranges and other military facilities. The soldiers "openly slandered and defamed the dignity of the supreme leadership o...

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