South Korea's Yoon to Call for Strong International Response to North's Nukes at ASEAN, G20 Summits
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Koreas president says hell tell world leaders about the need to faithfully enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korea and block the countrys illicit activities to fund its weapons programs when they converge in Indonesia and India for annual summits this week.
President Yoon Suk Yeol is to visit Jakarta for four days starting Tuesday to attend a series of summits scheduled on the margins of a meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders. On Friday, hell travel on to New Delhi for a summit of the leading rich and developing nations.
At the upcoming ASEAN-related Summits and the G20 Summit, I intend to urge the international community to resolutely respond to North Koreas ever-escalating missile provocations and nuclear threats and to work closely together on its denuclearization, Yoon said in written responses to questions from The Associated Press.
As long as the U.N. Security Council sanctions currently in place are faithfully implemented, North Koreas financial means for developing (weapons of mass destruction) can be blocked to a significant extent, Yoon said.