2020년 10월 20일 화요일
뉴스홈 국제
A joint probe on North Korea's shooting incident should be conducted quickly

[서울=아시아뉴스통신] 레악카나기자 송고시간 2020-09-29 02:10

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyu announces the result of Park Geun-hye during a plenary session at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea December 9, 2016. (File photo by=Kim Hong-Ji/AFP)

[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] A joint inter-Korean investigation into a recent killing of a South Korean fisheries official by North Korean soldiers should be carried out as soon as possible, the South's prime minister said Monday.
"Like it or not, (the two Koreas) cannot but foster peace through communication. In order to prevent this incident from developing into a serious hindrance, a fact-finding probe must be conducted as soon as possible," Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said in a radio interview.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un apologized for the incident Friday in a message sent by the United Front Department, a key espionage agency handling inter-Korean affairs. However, they claimed that his body wasn’t set on fire.The prime minister said: "Both sides would accept the results if the probe is conducted jointly. I see no reason it can't be carried out jointly."Chung also stressed the importance of restoring severed South-North communication channels.

Regarding plans by some hard-line conservatives to hold anti-government rallies this week, Chung said that the people's right to protest "isn't more important than people's lives and safety." On Sunday, Chung warned the government will take a zero-tolerance policy against any unsanctioned demonstrations on National Foundation Day on Saturday, warning illegal participants will face immediate arrest.



 

[ 저작권자 © 아시아뉴스통신. 무단 전재 및 재배포금지]



제보전화 : 1644-3331    이기자의 다른뉴스보기
의견쓰기

댓글 작성을 위해 회원가입이 필요합니다.
회원가입 시 주민번호를 요구하지 않습니다.