SKoreans to visit stalled NKorean mountain resort

AP News
Posted: Jun 27, 2011 3:44 AM
SKoreans to visit stalled NKorean mountain resort

South Korean officials and businessmen plan to visit a stalled joint venture at a mountain resort in North Korea for talks on the North's seizure of South Korean assets there.

Joint tours to Diamond Mountain were suspended in 2008 following the shooting death of a South Korean tourist. North Korea later confiscated or shut down South Korean-owned buildings and other facilities there.

Earlier this month, the North said it would "dispose of" the facilities and requested that South Korea send officials and company representatives to the mountain.

Seoul's Unification Ministry said Monday the delegation will travel to the mountain Wednesday to protect South Korean assets there and try to understand what the North intends to do.