Monday, June 6, 2016

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: S.Korea to keep pressuring N.Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says her country will maintain strong sanctions and pressure on North Korea until it chooses to denuclearize itself. Park delivered her speech at a memorial event for soldiers who died in the Korean War held at a national cemetery in Seoul on Monday.

She said that at last month's ruling Workers' Party congress, North Korea called itself a nuclear power. She said that the country also flatly rejected international calls for denuclearization or for it not to conduct any more nuclear tests.

The president said her country's government will cooperate with the international community to maintain sanctions and pressure on the North until it opts for denuclearization and restarts dialogue.

After last month's congress, North Korea made a failed attempt to fire a ballistic missile. It also expressed readiness to discuss ways to unify the two Koreas.

Source: NHK World

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