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Actions Taken by S. Korean Authorities to Disallow Pyongyang Visits under Fire

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

    Pyongyang, November 3 (KCNA) -- The south Korean authorities have recently disallowed the Pyongyang visit by a group of youths and students for reunification, which the South Side's Committee for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration planned to arrange so that they might visit historic sites in the north, under the absurd pretext of taking the present inter-Korean relations and situation on the Korean Peninsula into consideration. They also blocked the scheduled visits to Pyongyang by representatives of various reunification movement organizations grouping people from all walks of life, aid organizations and even religious organizations in south Korea. In this regard the Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland issued information bulletin No. 924 Friday.
    Terming these actions intolerable treacherous acts of standing in the way of inter-Korean reconciliation and cooperation and joining the U.S. in its sanctions against the DPRK, the bulletin said, and went on:
    The above-said actions taken by the south Korean authorities against the group of youths and students for reunification and non-governmental organizations and their moves to hamstring even the aid projects of the organizations under the pressure of outsiders and anti-reunification forces go to clearly prove once again that they are deeply involved in the U.S. sanctions against the DPRK.
    The south Korean authorities had better to behave themselves, well aware that they would be strongly protested and condemned by all the Koreans for joining the U.S. in its sanctions against the DPRK.
    Absolutely intolerable are the actions taken to disallow the Pyongyang visits by south Koreans of different strata including youths and students and inter-Korean non-governmental cooperation.
    The south Korean authorities should retract the "actions" and permit at once the Pyongyang visits by the above-said group and non-governmental organizations.

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