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N. Korea threatens to seize S. Korean assets at Mount Kumgang

SEOUL, March 18 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has informed South Korea of its plan to look into all of the real estate owned by South Koreans inside the scenic mountain resort along its east coast, as it apparently grows impatient with Seoul's refusal to allow its citizens to travel there, according to industry sources here Thursday.

In a recently faxed message to the South Korean government, the North's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, a state agency in charge of cross-border exchanges, said, "South Korean figures who possess real estate in the Mount Kumgang district should come to Mount Kumgang by March 25," sources reported, asking not to be identified.