N. Korea refuses to accept S. Korean parliamentary resolution condemning nuke test
Published : 2013-02-21 19:05
Updated : 2013-02-21 19:05
North Korea on Thursday refused to accept South Korea's parliamentary resolution condemning its nuclear test.
An official source said that it tried to hand over the resolution through the liaison office at the truce village of Panmunjom, but it was turned down by a representative from the North.
"The North Korean side said he was not told about (accepting) the document," the official claimed citing the reason why the resolution was not delivered.
The resolution was passed by the National Assembly on Feb. 14, two days after the North detonated a nuclear device in defiance of warnings from the international community.
The official said that another attempt to deliver the resolution will be made on Friday, but chances of the liaison officer accepting it are slim.
The resolution was signed by National Assembly speaker Kang Chang-hee and addressed to Choe Tae-bok, chairman of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly. Besides condemning the detonation, the resolution calls on Pyongyang to abide by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The North, meanwhile, had rejected another parliamentary resolution on Dec. 10 urging the country not to launch a long-range rocket. That resolution was passed two days before the actual launch took place. (Yonhap News)