North Korea made a special proposal to the South on Monday asking to end all military hostilities starting Friday, but South Korea's top policymaker on North Korea says parts of the proposal cannot be accepted under the current circumstances.
Speaking to lawmakers at the National Assembly Tuesday, Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae said the latest proposal is along the same lines as a so-called "important proposal" issued in January.
Back then, Pyongyang proposed to end all cross-border slandering, only to resume it again a few months later.
Ryoo said North Korea appears to be aiming to show its efforts to mend inter-Korean ties.
The Unification Ministry is expected to give an official response later today.