SEOUL, Oct 22 (Yonhap) – The following is a summary of this week’s inter-Korean news.
NSC calls for efforts for stability after North Korea’s SLBM test
SEOUL – Ensuring the stability of the Korean Peninsula is the most important goal in dealing with the problems surrounding North Korea, the presidential National Security Council (NSC) said on Friday, after the North tested a ballistic missile launched by submarine.
National Security Advisor Suh Hoon made the remarks while chairing a regular meeting of the NSC, days after North Korea tested a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile, marking the latest test of weapons of the North in recent weeks.
(LEAD) FM Chung says North Korea sanctions relief may be an option if he accepts offer of dialogue
SEOUL – North Korea’s recent missile test underscores the need to engage the reclusive state and sanctions relief can be seen as part of the push to bring it back to the negotiating table, the recluse said on Wednesday. Seoul’s highest diplomat.
Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong was speaking at a parliamentary audit session, hours after the North said it had successfully tested a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Tuesday.
(3rd LD) NSC expresses “deep regret” over alleged SLBM test of North Korea
SEOUL – South Korea’s presidential National Security Council (NSC) on Tuesday expressed “deep regret” over North Korea’s alleged testing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) and urged Pyongyang to resume peace talks at an early date.
National Security Advisor Suh Hoon chaired the 70-minute NSC meeting shortly after the North fired the missile into the East Sea, and was briefed by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Won In-choul, according to Cheong Wa Dae.
Seoul is closely monitoring North Korean leader’s increased messages to US (ministry)
SEOUL – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has publicly mentioned the United States more often recently, drawing attention to Pyongyang’s next move amid a prolonged standoff in their nuclear talks, according to the South Ministry. Korean Unification Monday.
The ministry made the assessment in a report to lawmakers for an annual parliamentary audit, calling for an “active response” to resume dialogue in the face of growing volatility in the region.