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Summary of inter-Korean news this week

North Korea 16:00 June 02, 2023

SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- The following is a summary of inter-Korean news this week.

(LEAD) S. Korea slaps sanctions on N.K. hacking group after Pyongyang's space launch

SEOUL -- South Korea on Friday imposed unilateral sanctions on a North Korean hacking group known as Kimsuky, Seoul's foreign ministry said, in response to Pyongyang's botched rocket launch aimed at putting a military spy satellite into space.

Seoul also issued a joint security advisory with Washington to warn the international community on the illegal activities of the group accused of having engaged in information and technology theft.

(LEAD) S. Korean military still in operation to retrieve sunken part of N. Korean space rocket

SEOUL -- The South Korean military is still in an operation to retrieve a sunken part of a purported North Korean space rocket that appears to be the second stage of the ill-fated vehicle, Seoul's defense chief said Thursday.

Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup made the remarks during a parliamentary session, as the Navy is trying to recover the 15-meter part that currently lies at a depth of 75 meters underwater in the Yellow Sea. The retrieval may take two more days, he said.

S. Korea voices 'deep regrets' over N. Korea's election to WHO executive board

SEOUL -- South Korea expressed "deep regrets and concerns" over North Korea's recent election as a member of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s executive board, Seoul's foreign and health ministries said Monday.

The ministries issued a commentary under the names of their spokespersons, raising questions over whether the North, with a record of violating U.N. Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, is suited for the WHO post.

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