Seoul to pursue amicable ties with Moscow despite North Korean arms trade: Yoon | NK News
June 18, 2024
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Seoul to pursue amicable ties with Moscow despite North Korean arms trade: Yoon

Expert says president’s remarks are aimed at maintaining ties with Russia for leverage to influence Pyongyang’s actions

South Korea will pursue an “amicable” relationship with Russia despite being in a difficult place due to the arms trade between Pyongyang and Moscow, President Yoon Suk-yeol said Thursday. 

During his first comprehensive press conference in 21 months at the Presidential Office, Yoon was asked why Seoul has taken limited action against Moscow despite Russia funding North Korea through arms trade and providing Pyongyang with an opportunity to test its weapons in Ukraine. 

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