August 13, 2022

Seoul in discussions with Washington over secondary sanctions: foreign minister

Kang Kyung-wha suggests measures could be alternative to UNSC resolution

Seoul is in talks with the U.S. over the possibility of secondary sanctions against Pyongyang, South Korea's Minister of Foreign Affairs said on Monday in reports carried by multiple South Korean outlets.

“We are discussing the secondary (boycott) option with the U.S. counterparts,” said Kang Kyung-wha, in response to a question on Seoul’s options for increasing pressure on Pyongyang at a meeting with the National Assembly's Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee.