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Seoul hits back at Pyongyang, warns of consequences

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Seoul expressed deep concern Wednesday over North Korea’s words and actions, calling them “senseless” and warning again that Pyongyang will have to bear the final…
Seoul expressed deep concern Wednesday over North Korea’s words and actions, calling them “senseless” and warning again that Pyongyang will have to bear the final consequences.
“We clearly warn that North Korea’s senseless words and actions will not be tolerated anymore,” said Yoon Do-han, President Moon Jae-in’s senior public relations secretary.
He was referring to the remarks from Kim Yo-jong — sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — criticizing Moon’s speech on Monday, the 20th anniversary of the June 15 inter-Korean declaration.
He said Yo-jong’s words showed that the North did not fully comprehend Moon’s words, and that they fundamentally damage the trust built between Moon and the North Korean leader.
Yoon also criticized North Korea for revealing that Seoul had suggested sending special envoys, saying the North had deliberately misinterpreted Seoul’s intentions and that revealing such information without consent was unprecedented.
“The recent statements and actions by the North are not only of no use, but the North will have to take sole responsibility for all the developments that follow.”
Yo-jong’s response to Moon’s speech was revealed by the Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday.

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