The newly appointed Minister of unification Lee In Yeong reiterated that South Korea is ready to cooperate with the DPRK in anti-COVID-19 and serious about a situation with a possible appearance of infected in the North Korean city of Kaesong near the inter-Korean border, said Yonhap news Agency.
"We are serious about quarantine in Kaesong and around and closely monitoring the situation... If it is possible to operate (with the DPRK – ed.) to combat the coronavirus, I think we should operate, always, not only in Kaesong but also at any point of North Korea", - said the Minister.
New monument to the so-called "comfort women" established in South Korea, will have an impact on the development of relations between Tokyo and Seoul, this view was expressed by Secretary General of the government of Japan Acehide Suga.
The monument was erected in a private Botanical garden in Gangwon province in South Korea. He depicts sitting on a bench, the girl personifying the victim of the system "women of comfort", which existed during the war in Japanese-occupied territories. Before her on his knees and bowed his head stands a man, in which, according to media reports, it's easy to recognize the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. The monument called "Eternal redemption".
The man threw shoes at the President of South Korea, moon Jae-In, when he came out of the Parliament building, where he spoke to the deputies, reports the Yonhap news Agency.
According to the Agency, the incident occurred at about 16.30 (10.30 GMT), when moon Jae-In came out of the Parliament building. Man surnamed Chung took off his boot and threw it at the President but missed, after which he was arrested by the police.
More than 267 thousand South Koreans have signed a petition against holding a five-day funeral of the mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon. The document is available on the website of the presidential administration of South Korea in the section where anyone can create a petition.
Earlier it was reported that scheduled for Monday the funeral will last for five days in accordance with the special regulations for the burial of the mayor. Usually the funeral in South Korea lasts for three days. Media wrote that President moon Jae In plans to send a wreath to the funeral Park Won-soon, as they have to visit the head of the presidential administration But Yong-Min and senior Secretary to the President for political Affairs Kan No Jun.
Found dead in the night of Friday, the mayor of the capital of South Korea Seoul Park Won-soon in his suicide note apologized to all citizens and his family and asked them to cremate him, reports the Yonhap news Agency.
As reported, a source from the city administration on Friday transferred the contents of the note in the hospital of Seoul University, where the body of mayor transported after its discovery, and where he built a place for remembrance.
Pyongyang does not intend to negotiate with Washington on this, as reported by the North Korean Central news Agency (KCNA), said the head of the Department of the foreign Ministry of the DPRK on the US Kwon Jeong-Geun.
As noted by the KCNA, the North Korean foreign Ministry earlier "clearly indicated" in the statement regarding the "late "rumors on the summit of the DPRK and the USA." The statement of the representative of the foreign Ministry said that the US "strongly cling to the hostile policy" against North Korea, not ready to propose any new terms and use this subject to resolve the political crisis, therefore, North Korea sees no need for negotiations at the highest level and was shocked by reports of a possible summit.
USA "persistently clinging to a hostile policy" against North Korea, not ready to propose any new terms and use this subject to resolve the political crisis, therefore, North Korea sees no need for negotiations at the highest level and he was shocked by reports about a possible summit, the statement said the first Deputy foreign Minister of the DPRK Choi Seon-Hee, published by the North Korean Central news Agency (KCNA).
Earlier, after the aggravation of inter-Korean relations, the media and experts from different countries, and some officials said about the necessity and even the possibility of holding a summit between the DPRK and the United States. Hope to summit before the presidential election in the U.S. was expressed by the leader of South Korea, moon Jae-In. Also from 7 to 9 July is expected to visit South Korea, the US special envoy on North Korea Stephen Began.
Special adviser to the President of South Korea moon Jae-In on diplomacy and national security issues mun Jeong-In said in an interview with JTBC, the region remains uncertain and urged the DPRK leadership to take steps for the resumption of inter-Korean cooperation.
"North Korea needs to emerge some time later. It is critical that North Korea responded (to our appeal – ed.) as there is a need to find ways to change the situation while we're trying with great patience to maintain stability," he said.
The South Korean authorities are preparing to deny the license on the activities of two non-profit organizations, whose actions led to the aggravation of inter-Korean relations, according to news Agency Yonhap.
According to him, the Ministry of national unification Republic of Korea held hearings regarding the so-called "Coalition of the movement for free North Korea" and "Chinsen" before you deny them permission.
"Delay" by North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, the implementation of the plans of the General staff of military measures and of the campaign against South Korea - no more than a temporary respite, and Seoul must seriously consider their next steps, I think South Korean experts.
On Wednesday it became known that the Chairman of the state Council of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN on 23 June held a provisional meeting of the fifth session of the Central military Commission of the workers ' party of Korea of the seventh convocation, which decided to postpone the General staff presented a plan of military action against South Korea. After that, according to Yonhap news Agency, North Korean Internet resources began to remove articles criticizing the South Korean government and the DPRK military at the border dismantled the speakers, which only had begun to set.
Appeared today after reports that the Chairman of the state Council of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN has decided to postpone a plan of military action against South Korea, North Korea Internet resources, designed for foreign propaganda began to remove articles criticizing the sending of anti-North Korean leaflets, reports South Korean Yonhap news Agency.
According to him, websites "Korea today", "Echo of unification" and "Echo", disappeared 13 articles published in the midnight, 6 hours before the publication of the decisions taken at the previous meeting of the fifth session of the Central military Commission of the workers ' party of Korea chaired by Kim Jong-UN.
Six members of South Korean nongovernmental organization "Alliance of movements for the freedom of Korea" on Monday evening launched towards the DPRK 20 large balls with half a million leaflets telling about "the truth about the horrors of the Korean war," reads the press release of the organization at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
The leaflets were launched from the village of Tahini pertaining to border city Paju. The village is located 7 km from the river Imjingang, which is on the West coast of the Korean Peninsula is the military demarcation line separating North and South Korea. 20 kilometers North-West from this place is the Kaesong industrial complex, where earlier in response to the ongoing sending of propaganda leaflets by South Korean activists had blown up the inter-Korean liaison office.
Russian practice relates to materials for official use only greater part of published former US presidential Advisor Donald trump, John Bolton information, but this is not the case of Moscow, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
"We can say that, as far as we can tell from available materials, this book Bolton largely provides information related to his professional activities associated with the negotiations, with meetings at the highest level", - said Peskov told reporters, answering the question: are the Kremlin to see the coming book.
The memoirs of former US presidential Advisor John Bolton distort the truth about the talks between Washington, Pyongyang and Seoul, said the administration of President of South Korea.
The representative of the administration on Monday told reporters the position in relation to the book of the head of the national security office of Chong Yy Ena. He believes that Bolton, in his book only expressed his "personal vision" of what is happening, including negotiations of senior officials of the DPRK, the United States and South Korea, which "does not reflect the reality and in many ways distorts it."
The President of South Korea, moon Jae-In on Friday accepted the resignation of Minister of unification Kim Yong-Chul, said the presidential administration of RK.
Earlier it was reported that the Minister of national unification of South Korea filed Wednesday in resignation, "taking full responsibility for the deterioration of inter-Korean relations"
South Korea believes that Pyongyang went on an absurd steps, not hearing the promise of the South Korean President and answering it in a rude manner. This was announced at the briefing, the representative of presidential administration of the Republic of Korea Yun To Han.
He recalled that moon Jae-In on 15 June on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first inter-Korean summit, said that parties cannot go back to the state, when they were on the brink of war, and offered to solve all the difficulties in bilateral relations through dialogue and cooperation. In response, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jeong published a statement in which they harshly criticized the President's speech.
Pyongyang's Declaration to break off contact with Seoul should be considered as a warning that the situation is reversible, said the head of Department of Korea and Mongolia of Institute of Oriental studies, associate Professor of the Department of Oriental studies of MGIMO Alexander Vorontsov.
Earlier, North Korean Agency KCNA reported that the DPRK authorities announced the measures for a complete break of all communication lines between the North and the South. According to the Agency, June 8 at the General meeting of departments responsible for work on the South Korean direction, the Deputy Chairman of the Central Committee of the workers ' party of Korea, Kim Yong Chol, first Deputy head of the Department of the Central Committee of the WPK Kim Jeong stressed the need for "consistent turn South Korean Affairs in Affairs with the enemy". As a first step, was instructed to completely stop communicating on all channels, including military and special the line between the top leadership of the two countries. DPRK June 5 announced the intention to suspend the work of the joint liaison office of the North and South in response to the launch of the organization of North Korean defectors balloons with leaflets criticizing the country's leadership.