- Title: South Korea's President calls for additional sanctions against North Korea
- Date: 29th July 2017
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (JULY 29, 2017) (REUTERS) SOUTH KOREAN SENIOR PRESIDENTIAL SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS, YOON YOUNG-CHAN, STANDING AT PODIUM JOURNALISTS AT NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREAN SENIOR PRESIDENTIAL SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS, YOON YOUNG-CHAN, SAYING: "(President Moon Jae-in) asked our government along with international society to take firm action including measures at the U.N. Security Council against today's provocation (of North Korea). He also called for a review of our own sanctions against the North if necessary." JOURNALISTS AT NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREAN SENIOR PRESIDENTIAL SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS, YOON YOUNG-CHAN, SAYING: "(Moon also told officials) to have prompt consultation with the U.S. on the measures to strengthen joint defensive ability and deter proliferation (of North Korea's nuclear threat) which includes early deployment of additional THAAD launcher." NEWS BRIEFING IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 12th August 2017 04:35
- Keywords: South Korea President Moon Jae-in senior secretary Yoon Young-chan North Korea missile
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RRS2TH
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- Story Text: South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Saturday (July 29) called for its own sanctions against North Korea, an aide at South Korea's presidential Blue House, Yoon Young-chan, told a media briefing, after the National Security Council (NSC) meeting on North Korea's latest missile launch.
Moon also directed to have consultations with the U.S. on ways to strengthen defensive ability against North Korea including early deployment of additional Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) launcher.
The deployment of the additional THAAD units had been delayed after the initial two units, after Moon ordered an environmental assessment.
North Korea fired a missile on Friday (July 28) in an unusual late-night test launch, and details from Japanese, South Korean and U.S. officials suggested it was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
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