- Title: U.S. envoy Power meets South Korean officials to discuss North Korea
- Date: 10th October 2016
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (OCTOBER 10, 2016) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, SAMANTHA POWER, AND SOUTH KOREAN UNIFICATION MINISTER, HONG YONG-PYO, SHAKING HANDS AND WALKING TOWARDS SEATS MEETING IN PROGRESS HONG SPEAKING AS POWER LISTENS POWER SPEAKING U.S. DELEGATION, INCLUDING U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH KOREA, MARK LIPPERT (FAR LEFT), SITTING AS JOURNALISTS STAND AROUND MEETING IN PROGRESS SOUTH KOREA FOREIGN MINISTER, YUN BYUNG-SE, ENTERING MEETING ROOM AND SHAKING HANDS WITH POWER AND LIPPERT POWER AND YUN TAKING THEIR SEATS POWER AND YUN TALKING TO EACH OTHER MEETING IN PROGRESS POWER AND YUN WALKING OUT OF ELEVATOR TOWARDS MEDIA JOURNALISTS STANDING DURING NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREA FOREIGN MINISTER, YUN BYUNG-SE, SAYING: "As concentrated talks are underway at the United Nations Security Council about North Korea's fifth nuclear test, it is a very opportune at this time that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power visits South Korea." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, SAMANTHA POWER, SAYING: "And with regard to Russia or any country, we will exert all the political influence that we can on behalf of the strongest possible resolution." YUN AND POWER LEAVING
- Embargoed: 25th October 2016 12:29
- Keywords: South Korea United Nations UN U.S. ambassador North Korea nuclear Russia
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA00153F8MRP
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- Story Text:The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, met South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo and Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Monday (October 10) in Seoul to discuss recent North Korean issues.
During a news conference, Yun told reporters that Power's visit came at an "opportune" time, as talks with regard to the North's fifth nuclear test were underway at the U.N. Security council.
Power added that the U.S. would "exert all the political influence" possible on countries including Russia in order to reach "the strongest possible resolution".
After visiting the heavily armed Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) border between the rival Koreas on Sunday (October 9), Power said Washington will use all available means outside the U.N. Security Council to isolate North Korea over its nuclear weapons program and counter its growing threat to world order.
Power's visit to the region, which included a stop in Tokyo last week, comes amid a push for tougher Security Council sanctions after the North's fifth and biggest nuclear test last month in defiance of a series of U.N. resolutions.
South Korea has said it believes the North is ready to conduct another test at any time.
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