2013년 2월 10일 일요일

President-elect urges N. Korea to stop nuclear test

South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye had a meeting with leaders of both ruling and opposition parties at the National Assembly Thursday and strongly urged North Korea to immediately halt third nuclear test plans which is believed to be imminent. 
(from left to right) Chairman of the ruling Saenuri Party Hwang Woo-yeo, President-elect Park Geun-hye and Democratic United Party`s emergency leader Moon Hee-sang

Park and attended leaders announced six agreements that had been reached during the meeting, which include stronger voices against the North’s nuclear test, creation of consultative body for the ruling, opposition parties and the government and swift delivery of promises with regard to better public livelihood. This heralds bipartisan cooperation over the North’s nuclear issue. 

“If the North pushes ahead with any provocation including nuclear tests in defiance of warnings from the international community, it will face stern responses from relevant parties of the six party talks and the UN (United Nations) corresponding to its provocative acts.” said the announcement. 

“We also want Pyongyang to comply with the Security Council resolutions and commit to its pledge to seek the denuclearization,” added the announcement. “The North should demonstrate cooperation with much sincerity and this will open doors to ensure improved inter-Korean relations and sustainable peace on the Korean peninsula.”