#AceWorldNews says that North Korea has rebuffed a proposal from the South to hold Red Cross talks and debate the conditions that would permit regular reunions of families split up by the 1950-53 Korean War.
The North issued a message to South Korea Thursday declaring that it is not the correct atmosphere to hold such talks, according to Yonhap news agency.
That statement was likely in reference to ongoing military drills in the Asian Pacific.
Earlier this week, North Korea fired at least two SCUD missiles into the ocean as a way of flexing its military muscle in protest against South Korea’s annual military drills with the US.
Pyongyang has also made clear that it is unhappy with leaflets critical of leader Kim Jong-un that were dropped into the isolated nation.