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    what does this "it" mean?

    "The Korean Government strongly condemns and urges an immediate end to these heinous acts of killing innocent people in order to press for demands that it can't meet," the South Korean government said in a written statement. ------CNN

    Can you tell me what "it" means in this sentence.
    If it means "acts", wouldn't it be more grammatically correct if "they" is used instead of "it"?

    Thanks.

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    Re: what does this "it" mean?

    The [South] Korean Government strongly condemns and urges an immediate end to these heinous acts of killing innocent people in order to press for demands that the [South] Korean Government can't meet.

    The Government body - it.

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    Re: what does this "it" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    The [South] Korean Government strongly condemns and urges an immediate end to these heinous acts of killing innocent people in order to press for demands that the [South] Korean Government can't meet.

    The Government body - it.

    Ok. Now I understand.
    Thanks for your help.

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