October 16, 2006

Roh Moo-hyun


From AP: South Korea asks Russian help with North.

South Korea called Monday for Russia to play an active role in resolving the nuclear standoff with North Korea. Meanwhile, China inspected cargo trucks bound for North Korea on Monday as Australia banned the North's ships from its ports and Japan considered more sanctions to punish the reclusive nation for its proclaimed nuclear test.

"Efforts to resolve the issue through dialogue should not be abandoned in difficult situations," South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun told his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in a telephone conversation, according to Roh's office.

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Posted by Forkum at October 16, 2006 08:24 PM