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S. Korea, UNSC Complete Discussions on Sanctions Exemption for Joint Road Survey

Write: 2019-01-31 07:58:32Update: 2019-01-31 10:19:13

S. Korea, UNSC Complete Discussions on Sanctions Exemption for Joint Road Survey

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South Korea and the United Nations Security Council(UNSC) have reportedly completed discussions on granting sanctions exemptions for an inter-Korean inspection of roads in North Korea. 

According to a diplomatic source on Thursday, the two sides recently wrapped up discussions on the matter, indicating the Security Council has decided to accept Seoul's request for a waiver to bring equipment into North Korea for the joint road survey. 

Last month, the two Koreas conducted an on-site survey of roads in the eastern parts of North Korea, but without proper equipment due to UN sanctions on the North.

Seoul filed for a waiver with the Security Council for inter-Korean projects after discussing the matter with Washington and reaching a consensus over the sanctions exemptions during their "working-group" meeting on January 17th.

The Security Council recently granted a sanctions exemption for an inter-Korean project to excavate Korean War remains in the Demilitarized Zone.

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