Seoul denies reviewing lifting N. Korea sanctions

Politics 10/11/2018, 12:31 PM
Seoul denies reviewing lifting N. Korea sanctions

South Korea's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon (pictured) said on Thursday that the country is not considering lifting sanctions against North Korea imposed following Pyongyang's torpedo attack on a South Korean warship in 2010 which killed 45 people.

Cho insisted that Seoul made "no detailed review" on lifting the embargo but added South Korea is "taking measures in a flexible manner" in an effort to improve the cooperation with its northern neighbor.

On Wednesday, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said that Seoul is reviewing a plan to unilaterally lift some of the anti-North Korea sanctions in an effort to accelerate the diplomatic peace process on the Korean Peninsula. Kang later denied her earlier statement, insisting the government in Seoul made no review on the issue.

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