South Korea’s foreign ministry spokesperson Lim Soo-suk has said the arms deal between Russia and North Korea will violate UN Security Council resolutions (UNSCR).
He said Seoul are to consult with the US and other allies should there be any military cooperation between Moscow and Pyongyang.
Lim told reporters that he expresses his “deep concern and regret” over the meeting between Kim Jong un and Vladimir Putin.
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He warned that Moscow must realise there will be “very negative impacts” over their relations with Seoul if there is any military cooperation with Pyongyang.
He added, “If there are actions that openly violate the United Nations Security Council resolutions and pose a significant threat to our security, we will strongly warn against them and consider response measures.”
Lim said, “We express our deep concern and regret that despite repeated warnings from the international community, North Korea and Russia discussed military cooperation issues, including satellite development, during their summit.
“Any science and technology cooperation that contributes to nuclear weapons and missile development, including satellite systems that involve ballistic missile technologies, runs against UN Security Council resolutions.”