Seoul’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that it will push for Korean experts to partake in the UN nuclear watchdog’s team monitoring Japan's planned discharge of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean from its Fukushima nuclear plant.
Seoul expressed “strong regret” over Tokyo’s decision to release contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean from its Fukushima nuclear power plant, a move fiercely opposed by environmentalists and neighboring countries.
The Iranian government said Monday that it is "positively" reviewing the release of the seized South Korean oil tanker and its captain detained since early January, an indication that the two sides are nearing an agreement on Iran’s frozen funds.
Korea is considering sanctions on Myanmar to support pro-democracy protesters while weighing the potential economic impact -- and the safety of Korean nationals in the country.
High school freshmen textbooks authorized Tuesday by Tokyo's Education Ministry for next year will include text renewing Japan's claim over Korea's Dokdo islets in the East Sea, a move immediately protested by Seoul's Foreign Ministry.
The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution condemning human rights abuses in North Korea for the 19th consecutive year Tuesday, while stressing the need for “timely assistance” to the vulnerable amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Seoul and Washington agreed to a six-year defense cost-sharing deal, with Korea paying 1.1833 trillion won ($1.037 billion) in 2021, an unprecedented 13.9 percent increase from the previous year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed Wednesday.
Korea and the United States reached agreement on defense cost-sharing Sunday after 18 months of wrangling and threats by the Donald Trump administration to charge Seoul up to $5 billion per year.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged against ideological divisions in the region in his first phone call with new South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong Tuesday evening.
The U.S. State Department stressed that North Korean denuclearization remains an “urgent priority” for Washington.