South Korea's foreign minister said Wednesday that a banking dispute that has held up North Korea's nuclear disarmament is nearing a resolution. "We are in the final stage of solving the (banking) issue with related countries taking various concrete measures," Song Min-soon said at his weekly press briefing. "But it is too soon to say at exactly what time the issue will be resolved." Song also declined to provide specifics about how the dispute would be settled. He has repeatedly said in recent months that the issue was close to a resolution.