LIFT­ING SANC­TIONS ON NORTH KOREA PON­DERED ANEW

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SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea on Thurs­day walked back on a pro­posal to lift some of its uni­lat­eral sanc­tions against North Korea fol­low­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s blunt re­tort that Seoul could “do noth­ing” with­out Wash­ing­ton’s ap­proval.

For­eign Min­is­ter Kang Kyung-wha had said on Wed­nes­day that Seoul was con­sid­er­ing lift­ing mea­sures ap­plied after a deadly at­tack in 2010 that killed 46 South Korean sailors. She cited the in­tent to create more diplo­matic mo­men­tum for talks over North Korea’s nuclear pro­gram. South Korean con­ser­va­tives re­acted with anger as well, and Kang’s min­istry down­played her com­ments later, say­ing in a state­ment that the gov­ern­ment has yet to start a “full-fledged” re­view on sanc­tions, mean­ing no de­ci­sion was im­mi­nent.

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