09 Apr '11, 2am

N.Korea stops Hyundai cross-border tours

N.Korea stops Hyundai cross-border tours

SEOUL: North Korea has stripped South Korean company Hyundai of its right to run cross-border tours in an apparent bid by the communist state to press Seoul to soften its stance towards Pyongyang. The Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in a statement there would be no more tours run by Hyundai Asan to the scenic Mount Kumgang in the North, where the company has invested millions of dollars. "There is no more prospect of resuming the tour of Mt. Kumgang," the statement said, adding it would now enter a deal with an unspecified "overseas businessman" to replace Hyundai Asan. "A state measure will be taken soon to renew the tour of Mt. Kumgang," it said without elaborating. Spokeswoman Lee Jong-Joo of the South Korean unification ministry said the North's unilateral announcement was unacceptable. "North Korea must immediately withdraw this measure, which is clearly in br...

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