- Title: RUSSIA: South Korea's Lee meets Hillary Clinton at APEC
- Date: 9th September 2012
- Summary: VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA (SEPTEMBER 9, 2012) (REUTERS) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON WALKING INTO ROOM SHAKING HANDS WITH SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT LEE MYUNG BAK CLINTON MEETING DELEGATES PHOTOGRAPHERS CLINTON, LEE AND DELEGATES SITTING DOWN LEE SPEAKING CLINTON LISTENING CLINTON AND LEE SEATED DURING MEETING
- Embargoed: 24th September 2012 13:00
- Location: Russian Federation
- Country: Russia
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- Story Text: South Korean President Lee Myung Bak and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Russia's Pacific port of Vladivostok on Sunday (September 9).
Clinton said on Friday (September 7) that the United States and South Korea were making progress in discussions on the implementation of new U.S. sanctions on Iran but stopped short of announcing any deal on a potential waiver.
South Korea, Japan and other U.S. allies have been scrambling to voluntarily reduce Iranian oil imports in hopes of winning waivers from penalties imposed by a new U.S. law on Iran sanctions that takes effect this year.
The two allies also pledged to step up cooperation between Washington and Seoul as the two countries assess prospects for resuming "six party" nuclear negotiations with North Korea along with Japan, China and Russia.
Leaders from 21 Pacific-coast countries gathered at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit over the weekend to explore ways of boosting regional trade and ensuring co-operation to promote growth in the Pacific Rim region.
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