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Ruling party pushes for parliamentary resolution against North's shooting of South official

North Korea 14:40 September 25, 2020

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Yonhap) -- The ruling Democratic Party (DP) will push for the National Assembly's adoption of a resolution denouncing the North Korean military's recent shooting of a South Korean fisheries official, the party's floor leader said Friday.

"In cooperation with opposition parties, (the DP) will pass a parliamentary resolution denouncing North Korea at a plenary session so that we can inform the world of the National Assembly's firm and stern stance and resolution against the brutality by the North," DP floor leader Rep. Kim Tae-nyeon said in a meeting of the top party council.

"The uncivilized and savage brutality by North Korea cannot be tolerated under any circumstance," Kim noted.

South Korea's defense ministry said a 47-year-old South Korean fisheries official was shot to death and his body was set on fire by the North Korean military on the northern side of the western inter-Korean maritime border Tuesday.

The late official was drifting at sea after disappearing from a South Korean inspection boat a day earlier.

DP officials said the party has proposed the resolution plan to the main opposition People Power Party.

The ruling party plans to get the National Assembly to call a plenary session Monday to officially pass the envisioned resolution if the main opposition party approves, the officials said.

Democratic Party floor leader Rep. Kim Tae-nyeon speaks during a meeting of the top party council on Sept. 25, 2020. (Yonhap)

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