SEOUL, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- South Korea's government Sunday pledged support of the U.N. Security Council's resolution on North Korea, but said inter-Korean relations must be maintained.
The United Nations Security Council approved the resolution that ruled out military measures, but called for inspections of cargo entering and leaving North Korea. The resolution also bans supplying, selling or transferring items such as armored vehicles or military goods to North Korea, as well as anything that could contribute to the country's nuclear programs and luxury items.
The sanctions followed North Korea's claim to have conducted a nuclear weapon test last week.
South Korea's Choo Kyu-ho, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesman, urged North Korea to return to the six-party talks and fulfill its promise to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, The Korea Times said Sunday. South Korea will seek diplomatic means to resolve the nuclear issue by coordinating policies with others in the six-party talks, he said.
South Korean officials said nothing in the U.N. resolution appeared to conflict with inter-Korean business programs and it was important they continue.