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Unification Ministry’s statement regarding the shooting of our national near Yeonpyeong Island

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Unification Ministry’s statement regarding the shooting of our national near Yeonpyeong Island

September 24, 2020

The Ministry of Unification expresses its deepest condolences over the death of our national who was killed by North Korean soldiers after going missing in the waters near Yeonpyeong Island on September 21, and states its position as follows.

The Ministry strongly condemns North Korea’s act of shooting an unarmed South Korean and burning his body - it is an act against humanity that cannot be justified under any circumstance.

We sternly protest against the North’s act as it dampens our consistent patience and efforts for reconciliation and peace between the two Koreas, and goes against the Korean people’s yearning for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

The Unification Ministry strongly urges the North to clearly reveal who is responsible, and take all necessary measures including an explanation of how it will prevent a recurrence of such an incident.

/Unofficial translation