Pyongyang, July 8 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee issued a statement on Wednesday denouncing the dishonest forces of south Korea including the puppet conservative media for perpetrating the heinous provocative act of hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK over the issue of Ri Hui Ho's visit to Pyongyang.
The statement said:
The south Korean puppet group let the conservative media spread
misinformation as regards Ri's visit. It claimed that Ri suggested an
overland travel but the leadership of the north side proposed a travel
by air in a bid to propagandize among south Koreans Pyongyang
International Airport built by the leadership with much effort. And the
group also let experts on north Korean affairs float the false story
that the north adjusted the timing of Ri's visit to Pyongyang for "its
The puppet Ministry of Unification let loose a spate of vituperation
that it would handle the issue of Ri's visit to Pyongyang with a
"principle" despite the fact that officials concerned of the north and
the south reached an agreement on it.
This is an unpardonable serious provocation against the DPRK as the
puppet group brought to light its sinister intention to stand in
confrontation with the DPRK to the last, displeased with the process to
improve the inter-Korean relations.
And this cannot be construed otherwise than a deliberate and vicious
obstruction to block Ri's visit by getting on the nerves of the DPRK.
In connection with Ri's course of visit to Pyongyang, the DPRK told
the Kim Dae Jung Peace Center that it was better for Ri to travel to
Pyongyang by air to the best convenience of the guests as the
Pyongyang-Kaesong Highway is under repair and the officials concerned of
the south side fully agreed with it.
It was reported that Ri accepted our sincere proposal with pleasure.
The south Korean puppet group should not recklessly wag their
tongues, clearly understanding that the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace
Committee and the Kim Dae Jung Peace Center just tentatively agreed on
the issue of Ri's Pyongyang visit at the working-level contact and it
has not been fully confirmed.
We solemnly warn that if the south Korean conservative group
persistently hurts the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and
makes provocations against it, the hard-won opportunity may be
Ri Hui Ho's successful Pyongyang visit depends on the behavior of the puppet group. -