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STORY: MOURNING FOR LATE DPRK LEADERDATELINE: Dec. 23, 2011LENGTH: 0:01:18LOCATION: SeoulVOThe Democratic People's Republic of Korea says it welcomes delegations and individuals from South Korea to pay respect to their late top leader Kim Jong Il.But South Korea said it will not chance its condolence policy and will not send an official delegation to the funeral of the late leader.The DPRK top leader passed away last Saturday from a great mental and physical strain. A funeral will be held on Dec. 28.Pyongyang on Thursday said it would open land and air routes to accept all South Korean condolence delegations.Earlier this week, Seoul expressed condolences to the people of the DPRK but decided not to send an official delegation to the funeral.On Friday, South Korea's Unification Ministry said there is no change in the government's position on the issue.But Seoul said it would allow former first lady Lee Hee-ho and Hyundai Group Chairwoman Hyun Jung-eun to visit the DPRK to offer their pe Powered by Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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