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S. Korean Authorities Urged to Drop Their Policy of Confrontation
Pyongyang, April 18 (KCNA) -- The South Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration and opposition parties of south Korea at a press conference at the "National Assembly" on April 15 condemned the puppet authorities for blocking the tour of Mt. Kumgang and escalating the confrontation with the north.

Speakers at the press conference held that the tour of Mt. Kumgang was driven into a catastrophe mainly because the authorities have insisted on what they called "three conditions" for the resumption of the tour.

Such situation was created despite the necessary steps taken by the north side on various occasions, an indication that the authorities are interested only in blocking the tour, they charged.

The authorities had better take positive steps for rolling back their policy of confrontation with the north, though belatedly, they urged.

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