UN grants sanctions exemption for inter-Korean railway, report says

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North Korean soldiers look across the border near the Military Demarcation Line at Panmunjom, South Korea, on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)
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North Korean soldiers look across the border near the Military Demarcation Line at Panmunjom, South Korea, on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)

UN grants sanctions exemption for inter-Korean railway, report says

by: Kim Gamel | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: November 24, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea — The United Nations Security Council has granted a sanctions exemption that will allow North and South Korea to move forward with a joint railway project, according to a report.

Seoul had requested an exemption for the delivery of fuel and other material needed to conduct a survey in North Korea focused on reconnecting cross-border railways.

The request was approved Friday by the security council’s North Korea sanctions committee, a foreign ministry official said according to the Yonhap News Agency.

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