March 28, 2023

Seoul “glad” to have UN investigate alleged N. Korea sanctions breaches: official

Senior South Korean official dismisses Japanese claims as "groundless"

The South Korean government would be "glad" to have the UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions committee investigate recent claims by Japan that it has violated sanctions against North Korea, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

The comments, made by a high-level government official at an off-the-record briefing, come in response to recent allegations by Tokyo that Seoul breached sanctions by transferring banned materials to the DPRK amid a growing trade spat between the two countries.