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Visit by North Korean general sparks anger in South

Conservative lawmakers call for suspect in navy attack to face arrest

HIROSHI MINEGISHI, Nikkei staff writer | North Korea

SEOUL -- South Korean conservatives stepped up their opposition Friday to a visit by a North Korean official suspected of plotting deadly attacks on their country, creating a test for President Moon Jae-in's attempt to use the Olympics as an opening for dialogue.

The North's delegation to the Winter Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday will be led by ex-spymaster Kim Yong Chol, considered responsible for the 2010 sinking of South Korea's Cheonan naval ship.

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