Uganda rejects Seoul claim of halt to North Korea military ties

(From AFP)

Uganda hit back Sunday at South Korea’s claim that Kampala had ordered a halt to military ties with North Korea in line with UN sanctions, denying it had made such an announcement.

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye (C) with Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (R) during her visit to Kampala

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye (C) with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni (R) in Kampala

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s spokesman had earlier Sunday told reporters that Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni had ordered officials to honor the latest sanctions during a summit in Kampala.

Spokesman Jung Yeon-Guk quoted Museveni as saying: “We instructed officials to faithfully enforce the UN Security Council resolutions, including the halt of cooperation with North Korea in the security, military and police sectors.”

But Ugandan authorities responded swiftly, saying there had been no “public declaration” to this effect. Read More



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