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12.One of my advisors will be an average five-year-old child. Any flaws in my plan that he is able to spot will be corrected before implementation.
SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Yonhap) -- North Korea lashed out at South Korea Monday, blaming it for high tensions on the Korean Peninsula as marathon talks aimed at defusing the situation continued for a third day.
The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, claimed in an editorial that the South drove the political situation on the peninsula to dangerous levels under a deliberate plan with the U.S. to invade the communist country, according to the North's Korean Central News Agency.
In a separate editorial also carried by the same paper, the North insisted that the South fabricated this month's landmine explosion and artillery exchange to prepare for war with the North.
"The editorial said that the puppets' confrontational mental illness has completely reached the late stage," said the KCNA dispatch, citing the fact that South Korea has placed all government offices under emergency alert mode and banned military personnel from leaving their premises.
North Korea refers to the South as "puppets" of the U.S.
As of Monday morning, top negotiators from the two sides continued to hold marathon talks at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Koreas.
The talks began Saturday evening after tensions soared following a landmine explosion earlier this month blamed on the North and an exchange of artillery across the heavily fortified border.
SEOUL, South Korea — Tense negotiations between North and South Korea continued through the night as Seoul demanded a formal apology for injuries to two of its soldiers this month, South Korean officials said Monday.
The talks were described as tense after South Korea's Defense Ministry said it had detected "unusual" North Korean submarine activity even as the countries are trying to resolve a spat that brought the peninsula close to war last week.
Official sources said South Korean President Park Geun-hye told her staff during a meeting Monday morning that "it is most important to get North Korea's apology" for injuries to the two soldiers, who were wounded by landmines along the border early this month.
"There is no room to back down," the sources quoted Park as having told her staff. "If there is no apology, we will respond accordingly."
Agence France-Presse @AFP · 52s52 seconds ago
#BREAKING: South Korea says won't end broadcasts without 'clear' North Korea apology
originally posted by: EternalSolace
a reply to: Xcathdra
Edit: I was wrong. This occurred before the NK rhetoric against SK that you posted. I got the time stamps wrong.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
For those who are interested -
KCNA - North Korean official state media outlet - English.
originally posted by: aorAki
originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
He probably worries more he will be assassinated and maybe hesitated to give his troops weapons, kind of like our own president Obama. (Sorry but they really are a lot alike).
You're crazy. President Obama is in no way like Kim Jong Un. I get it though, any chance to dismiss your president, even when the topic isn't about him.