A North Korean soldier looks at southern side through a pair of binoculars at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee)
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North Korea threatened Thursday to renege on an agreement to hold a reunion for families divided by the Korean War unless South Korea scraps planned military drills with the United States.It drew a sharp rebuke from Seoul, which warned Pyongyang against dashing the hopes of separated family members in the North and South.In a statement broadcast on state television, the North's top military body, the National Defence Commission (NDC), said it was "outrageous" for South Korea to push ahead with the joint military exercises when cross-border efforts were being made for reconciliation.The South Korean government issued a statement condemning the North's stance, and stressing there could be no linkage between the reunion and the drills.A reunion planned for September last year was cancelled by the North at the last minute.
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