World Bulletin / News Desk
While South Korea and main ally the United States are preparing to hold a joint military operation within the coming weeks, North Korea has made a surprise move by calling for reconciliation.
Having called for an end to "hostile military acts" in the statement published on the North Korean state media, many South Korean skeptics have claimed that the North has a hidden motive, especially since tensions between the two states have dramatically escalated over the past two years.
"What is important for paving a wide avenue for mending North-South relations is to make a bold decision to stop all hostile military acts, the biggest hurdle stoking distrust and confrontation," the statement said.
The South Korean government, on the other hand, has denied that the North has a hidden agenda.
South Korean defense ministry spokesman Wi Yong-seop said "the current situation can be resolved if North Korea stops threatening and hostile rhetoric".
In the past, South Korea’s joint military drills with the US have irritated North Korea, which has threatens to his the South with its nuclear missiles in a ‘pre-emptive strike’.Last Mod: 24 Ocak 2014, 17:26