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N.K. rejects S. Korean aid provider's inter-Korean exchanges, citing sanctions

All Headlines 16:52 June 05, 2017

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean civic group said Monday that it will delay shipments of aid supplies to North Korea and its plan to visit North Korea as Pyongyang took issue with U.N. sanctions against the North.

The Korean Sharing Movement is preparing to send pesticide and medical supplies to fight Malaria to North Korea as the government has decided to flexibly resume inter-Korean exchanges.

Kang Young-sik, the secretary-general of the group, said that Pyongyang took issue with the South Korean government's attitude toward the latest adoption of U.N. sanctions against the North.

"We've decided to put off our plans to deliver the supplies' shipments and to visit North Korea for cooperation," Kang said.

Last Friday, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to sanction more North Korean officials and entities, including a military unit handling ballistic missiles, after the North carried out a series of defiant missile tests.

sooyeon@yna.co.kr
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