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North Side Notifies South Side of Its Stand on Trial Train Operation

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, May 24 (KCNA) -- Pak Jong Song, head of the north side's group for the working contact for the reconnection of rail and road links between the north and the south of Korea, sent the following notice to Hong Kwang Phyo, chief delegate of the south side's group, informing it of the north side's stand on the north-south trial train operation on Wednesday: It is our view that it is impossible to conduct the trial operation of a north-south train on May 25 as scheduled, given that the military authorities of both sides have failed to take any measure for a military guarantee, the south side is creating a very unstable situation unfavorable for holding such a national event as the trial train operation as evidenced by the pro-U.S. ultra-right conservative forces' frantic acts of burning the flag of the dignified DPRK, recklessly attacking the June 15 forces almost every day and pushing the situation in Korea to an extreme phase of confrontation and war as your side is aware of these developments.
    We will wait for an appropriate time to come for the trial train operation between the north and the south after a military guarantee is provided by the military authorities of both sides and the situation in the south returns to normal.

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