Fri, 30 Jan 2009 07:46:06 GMT | PressTV
North Korean leader
Kim Jong Il (centre)
posing with soldiers
"There is neither way to improve (relations) nor hope to bring them on track," it added
The two countries' navies fought bloody skirmishes in the area of the de facto border in 1999 and 2002.
Pyongyang refuses to recognize the Northern Limit Line, a sea border drawn unilaterally by US-led United Nations forces after the 1950-1953 war. The two states are still technically at war because their three-year conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.
Lee has also rolled back the engagement policy of his liberal predecessors and says he would review the pacts reached with North at summits in 2000 and 2007.
"The group of traitors has already reduced all the agreements reached between the north and the south in the past to dead documents," said the statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency.
North says it will keep its nuclear weapons as long as the US and its allies in the region don't change their hostile attitude toward Pyongyang.