GORBACHEV'S PLANS TO VISIT SOUTH KOREA TROUBLES NORTH KOREANS
TOKYO — North Korea expressed displeasure April 16 at Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's planned visit to South Korea by reporting southern student protests against the trip. Mr. Gorbachev made a last-minute decision to meet South Korean President Roh Tae Woo April 19 on the tourist island of Cheju on his way home from a state visit to Japan.
Gorbachev may have vetoed a trip to Seoul to avoid giving excessive offense to North Korean President Kim Il Sung.
North Korea has never played host to a top leader of the Soviet Union, long one of Pyongyang's closest allies.