S Korea insists anti-Pyongyang propaganda will continue unless North apologizes for attacks

President Park told top aides that Seoul would not 'stand down even if North Korea ratchets up provocation to its highest level and threatens our national security.'

By: AP | Seoul | Updated: August 24, 2015 11:43:16 am
south korea, north korea, South korea attack, north korea attacks, korea clashes, north korea south korea clash, north korea, south korea war, N korea, S Korea, world news South Korean President Park Geun-hye, second from left, speaks during a regular meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (Source: AP photo)

As talks between North and South Korean officials continued into a third day on Monday, South Korean President Park Geun-hye insisted that anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts across the border will continue unless the North apologizes for planting land mines that Seoul says maimed two South Korean soldiers.

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The negotiations aimed at defusing tensions as North Korea threatened imminent war have continued for about 31 hours — nearly 10 hours during the first session Saturday and 21 hours since the second session began Sunday.

Park told top aides that Seoul would not “stand down even if North Korea ratchets up provocation to its highest level and threatens our national security.” She said Seoul needs “a definite apology” and a promise that such provocations would not recur.

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