S.Korea's hosting of nuclear summit is warning to DPRK: FM

11:33, April 21, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan said Wednesday the country's hosting of the Nuclear Security Summit in 2012 is meant to deliver a message of warning to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), local media reported.

"I believe South Korea's hosting of a nuclear security summit is a message of warning for North Korea (DPRK). I believe it was meant to give a last change to the North to give up on its nuclear ambitions before 2012," Seoul's Yonhap News Agency quoted Yu as saying in a speech at a private think tank earlier in the day.

Seoul was chosen as a host to the next round of the summit, initiated by the U.S. President Barack Obama with an aim to eventually rid the world of nuclear arms and seek global cooperation on deterring nuclear terrorism threats.

The DPRK unilaterally pulled out of multilateral talks aimed at ending its nuclear arms programs and has since refused to return to the negotiation table.

Yu said earlier this week that the odds for an immediate resumption of the talks seem unfavorable.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based eastday.com reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion