South Korea Refuses to Fully Uphold UN Sanctions on North Korea
South Korea is refusing to fully uphold U.N. sanctions imposed on North Korea following the country's nuclear test.


Posted Monday, November 13, 2006

  
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South Korea is refusing to fully uphold U.N. sanctions imposed on North Korea following the country's nuclear test.

Deputy Foreign Minister Park In-Kook said Monday Seoul will not join a U.S.-led initiative to inspect North Korean cargo at sea, as stipulated in the U.N. sanctions.

Seoul has said it is already taking other measures to control weapons of mass destruction.

South Korea says it does not want to trigger naval clashes with North Korean ships, and has maintained a policy of engagement with Pyongyang since last month's nuclear test.

Under international pressure, North Korea has agreed to return to talks on dismantling its nuclear program. The discussions involve South Korea, China, Japan, the United States and Russia.

Russian ambassador to Japan Alexander Losyukov said in Tokyo Monday the talks could resume as soon as next month.

(Courtesy VOA)


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