1. South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Lim Byeong-cheol entering room for briefing
2. Wide of the briefing
3. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Lim Byeong-cheol, South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman:
"Our government is urging North Korea to look back on its past wrongdoings and restrain itself as it is disgracing our citizens' self-esteem and slandering us, belonging to the same race, by emphasising North Korea's 'Socialism in One Country' and 'our people' and using crude and vulgar expressions that are ignoring the least courtesy, common sense, and international rule."
4. Various cutaways
5. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Lim Byeong-cheol, South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman:
"We are demanding North Korea to immediately stop any kind of behaviour hurting separated families, and we insist they show a more responsible attitude towards solving the separated families issue."
6. Cutaway of briefing
7. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Lim Byeong-cheol, South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman:
"If the North's report is true, we believe that the event has deviated from one that was promoted as non-political, as our government initially understands. So, we are looking forward for this event to be in accordance with South Korea's law once they enter South Korea."
South Korea on Friday called on North Korea to stop its "slandering" after a recent series of critical statements made by the North Korean government.
One of the North's recent criticisms was aimed at South Korean President Park Geun-hye after the South called for a resumption in efforts to reunite families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.
The North blamed the South for souring ties.
South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Lim Byeong-cheol on Friday called on the North to "show a more responsible attitude towards solving the separated families issue."
Lim also said that if a group of female peace activists, who embarked on a symbolic march across the Demilitarised Zone aimed at ending the tensions between the Koreas, praised North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, the South no longer considered it a "non-political" campaign.
The rare crossing of the DMZ, approved by both Koreas, is to take place on Sunday.
The event has raised controversy, with critics accusing the group of being propaganda pawns for the totalitarian North Korean government.
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