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S Korea rejects North’s talks proposal as ‘bogus’W

epaper Updated: May 24, 2016 09:23 IST

SEOUL: South Korea dismissed on Monday a North Korean proposal for military talks as “a bogus peace offensive” and said it was formally rejecting the overture because it lacked a plan to end the North’s nuclear programme. North Korea’s proposal on the weekend for talks between the two Koreas, a repeat of a call by North Korean leader Kim Jongun at a congress of his ruling party this month, came after a period of heightened tension on the peninsula.

First Published: May 24, 2016 06:44 IST