South Korea’s new President demands North drop nuclear ambitions

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye urges North Korea to stop wasting its scarce resources on arms development
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First Published: Mon, Feb 25 2013. 08 35 AM IST
South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye took office just 13 days after the North’s young leader Kim Jong-un carried out the country’s third nuclear weapons test, its most powerful to date. Photo: Reuters
South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye took office just 13 days after the North’s young leader Kim Jong-un carried out the country’s third nuclear weapons test, its most powerful to date. Photo: Reuters
Updated: Mon, Feb 25 2013. 09 25 AM IST
Seoul: South Korea’s new President Park Geun-hye urged North Korea on Monday to abandon its nuclear ambitions immediately and to stop wasting its scarce resources on arms development.
“I urge North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions without delay and embark on the path to peace and shared development,” Park said as she was inaugurated as the country’s first woman leader.
Park took office just 13 days after the North’s young leader Kim Jong-un carried out the country’s third nuclear weapons test, its most powerful to date.
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