11 Apr '11, 4am

S. Korea slams N. Korea's cross-border tour threat

S. Korea slams N. Korea's cross-border tour threat

SEOUL: South Korea Monday criticised North Korea's threat to strip a Seoul firm of its exclusive right to run tours to a mountain resort in the communist state, calling the move illegal and unacceptable. The North said Saturday it may deprive Hyundai Asan of its monopoly over tours to scenic Mount Kumgang, where the firm has invested millions of dollars and has a 50-year agreement reached in 2000. "The North's claim... is in violation of agreements made at business and government levels as well as international customs," said Chun Hae-Sung, a spokesman for the South's unification ministry that handles cross-border affairs. "The decision is absolutely illegal, illegitimate and unacceptable and should be withdrawn immediately," Chun said. The North, in an apparent bid to press the South to soften its overall stance on relations, warned it may reach a deal with an unspecified...

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