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S. Korea to Blame for Abortive Trial Train Operation

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

   Pyongyang, May 28 (KCNA) -- The south Korean authorities should take their military and the ultra-right conservatives of the "Grand National Party" to task for the abortive trial train operation, force them to pay for their crimes and apologize for defaming the flag of the DPRK and sternly punish those responsible for it, urges Minju Joson Sunday in a signed commentary. The south Korean authorities are obliged to keenly realize their responsibility for the abortive north-south trial train operation and take practical measures to meet the expectation of the nation. But they have gone so rash as to find fault with the north, the commentary notes, and goes on:
    They are uttering unsavory words falsifying truth in a bid to mislead public opinion just as a thief crying "Stop the thief!" This cannot but be a very serious development as it throws a stumbling block in the way of improving the inter-Korean relations.
    The responsibility for the abortive trial train operation between the north and the south entirely rests with the south side because it failed to prevent disturbing developments, making the trial operation abortive. Therefore, the south Korean authorities should do what they should do, though belatedly.
    This notwithstanding, they have gone so clumsy as to talk about the issue of providing "raw materials and other supplies for light industry" and "materials for railways", not content with shifting the blame on to the others, far from taking to task their own military.
    The north-south economic cooperation is not a simple economic and business matter but the nation's common undertaking to achieve reconciliation, unity, reunification and prosperity. No success can be expected if the inter-Korean economic cooperation is regarded as a sort of give-and-take business. If the south Korean authorities try to use the inter-Korean cooperation for meeting their sinister political purpose, oblivious of this, they will meet nothing but censure.

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