February 28, 2024

How South Korea’s Security Council stint could exacerbate North Korea issues

Some fear Seoul will use role to deny sanctions exemptions or derail diplomacy, though others predict little impact

South Korea began a two-year stint as a rotating member of the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) on Monday, and while Seoul looks to use the role to impact North Korea issues, there are concerns that this might not always be for the best.

Since winning its seat, South Korea has signaled that it hopes to spotlight the DPRK’s weapons programs and human rights issues while on the council.

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