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Pyongyang offers Seoul 몋o halt all hostile military activities`
JULY 01, 2014 05:46  
In a "special suggestion" in the name of its National Defense Commission on Monday, North Korea proposed that (The two Koreas) halt all hostile military activities from 12:00 a.m. Friday. The North also demanded the cancellation of the Ulchi Freedom Guardian, the South Korea-U.S. joint military exercise that takes place in August every year.

Through its Korean Central News Agency on Monday afternoon, the North뭩 National Defense Commission urged the South to 뱈ake policy decision that calls for complete halt of all different slanders and psychological propaganda plots against the other side from 12:00 a.m. on Friday. Pyongyang then pressured Seoul to 밿mmediately cancel the Ulchi Freedom Guardian Drill to prepare in advance mood for various exchanges and contacts that have been widely made between the North and the South, including the Incheon Asian Games (scheduled this year).

Suggesting July 4 as watershed, the North stressed the July 4 Joint Statement issued in 1972, which the late former President Park Chung-hee, the father of incumbent President Park Geun-hye, and the late North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and mentioned the grand principles of the statement, namely "self-reliance, peace, and grand unity."

A source in the South Korean government said, 밫he North뭩 offer is similar in content to its campaign of offensives with demand for peace through the National Defense Commission뭩 important offer in January this year, and an open letter to the South at the special order of Kim Jong Un, adding, 밪ince the latest offer contains no new information, the South can no longer afford to consider it a 멹aithful offer,` unless Pyongyang actually returns to inter-Korean dialogue.

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