Inter-Korea talks

North Korea blames South's 'arrogance' for talks failure

A protester opposing Seoul's policy against North Korea at a rally demanding resumption of high-level talks. Photo: AP

North Korea yesterday blamed South Korean arrogance and deceit for the collapse of this week's planned talks and warned that prospects for any future dialogue had been severely damaged.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 2:10am

Cancellation of talks reflects North Korean insecurity

A North Korean soldier stands on the river bank in Sinuiju, North Korea. Photo: AP

The abrupt cancellation of planned talks between North and South Korea this week underlines the huge challenges facing any "trust-building" process on the divided peninsula.

From the outset, the agreement to hold what would have been the first high-level dialogue for six years had looked vulnerable - dogged by disagreement over the agenda and other issues.

13 Jun 2013 - 12:35am

North Korea calls off high-level talks with South after row over delegates

A worker takes microphone system apart at the venue for an inter-Korean governments meeting at a hotel in Seoul. Planned high-level talks between South and North Korean were scrapped on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

High-level talks between North and South Korea planned for today after a six-year hiatus and threats of war have been scrapped, officials in Seoul said, following a seemingly minor disagreement over the diplomatic ranks of chief delegates.

12 Jun 2013 - 1:40am