30 Mar '11, 7am

US-South Korea relationship stronger than ever - Channel NewsAsia: via @addthis

US-South Korea relationship stronger than ever - Channel NewsAsia: via @addthis

WASHINGTON: The US-South Korean relationship is stronger than ever, said South Korea's Minister of Special Affairs Lee Jae-Oh, who is currently in Washington for meetings. However, two issues remained between Seoul and Washington - North Korea and the KORUS free trade agreement. The United Nations reported six million North Koreans need food urgently but South Korea wants the North to apologize for recent provocations before providing help. "Before that, North Korea should apologize for the Yeonpyeong island incident and the sinking of the Cheonan, but they need to be more sincere about these issues," said Lee. South Korea is still mourning the provocations by their northern neighbour from last year and despite their offers of aid, they have won little cooperation from the North. This time round, they are looking to their ally in Washington for support. "So, I hope that Un...

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