S. Korean official defends inter-Korean projects

January 26, 2007 07:57


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

South Korea's point man on dealings with North Korea defended Seoul's engagement with the communist nation Friday in the wake of its nuclear test, saying it did not appear the North was readying for another blast. "There are no signs of North Korea preparing for a second nuclear test," Unification Minister Lee Jae-joung said in a speech to European business leaders in Seoul. "The North will be careful to avoid taking steps that would aggravate the current situation." Lee denied South Korean investments in joint projects - including an industrial zone and tourism project in North Korea - had been diverted to the North's nuclear weapons programs, as some critics allege could have occurred. He said such arguments were based on "unidentified assumptions." The projects are part of the unprecedented reconciliation between the two Koreas since their leaders held a summit in 2000.

Related Content

U.S. President Donald Trump receives a football from Russian President Vladimir Putin
July 20, 2018
Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar over Helsinki summit