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UN sanctions exempt Korea Korea survey

The UN Security Council has granted a two-killing sanction for jointly conducting a cross-border rail cross-border investigation, a spokesman for…

The UN Security Council has granted a two-killing sanction for jointly conducting a cross-border rail cross-border investigation, a spokesman for the South Korean presidency said on Saturday.

Last Korea’s last month agreed to launch a survey by the end of October and to hold the groundbreaking ceremony sometime between late November and early December when the countries seek reconciliation.

However, the possibility that the project violates UN sanctions imposed on North Korea on its nuclear programs has caused delays.

“It is important that this project has been supported by the United States and international society,” said Kim Eui-Gyeom, spokesman for the Presidential Blue House in Seoul.

Railway experts from both sides will cross the country on investigated trains together, Kim said in a statement, adding that the process will “bring inter-Korean cooperation to a new level”.

The Yonha news agency said the South was expected to bring fuel to train locomotives and other unspecified materials for the survey in the north.

Delivering fuel to North Korea could potentially contravene a UN cap which limits imports to 500,000 barrels. [US$19659008] US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that any possible interkorean nutrition needs to proceed “in tandem” with efforts to crush the peninsula, and could not come earlier.

US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un held a historic summit in Singapore earlier this year and signed a vigilantly agreed agreement on denuclearization.

But since then talks about denuclearization have come about, with meetings that are either considered to be non-productive, withdrawn or completely canceled.

The US and South Korea have launched a working group to ensure they do not “talk past each other,” said Pompeo, as Seoul and Pyongyang seem to advance their approach faster than Washington and North are heading for nuclear disarmament.

A second senior meeting is expected to take place early in 2019, according to Washington.

Meanwhile, North and South Korea have made several concrete decisions on reconciliation and exchange.

However, the implementation of cross-border projects as a feedback on railways has been hampered by the lack of progress in negotiations on nuclearization.

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