The US State Department has commented on the new South Korean legislation to ban the sending of anti-North Korean publications across the border, and stressed the importance of foreign information flowing to Pyongyang.

A spokesman for the US State Department told "Yonhap" News Agency: "With regard to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, we are continuing our campaign for information flow to it."

He continued: "As a global policy, we call for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms."

For its part, Seoul responded to the statements of the US State Department, noting that "the relevant legislation is a necessary restriction, at a minimum, to protect the lives of citizens in border areas."

"We are communicating with the United States government, the Congress and relevant civil groups," said South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Choi Young-Sam.

He continued, "Through communication, we intend to explain the purpose of the revised law, and explain that it is necessary and the least required measure to protect the lives and safety of citizens."

He pointed out that the publication of anti-Pyongyang publications in another country, "is not subject to the relevant legislation."

Earlier, the US State Department refused to make any official comment, while news reports revealed that US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Pigeon "privately" conveyed US concerns about efforts to ban anti-Pyongyang publications during his recent visit to Seoul.

Last week, the South Korean parliament passed a bill to ban the sending of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets to the North despite strong opposition from opposition party lawmakers.

Source: "Yonhap"

By:Nadeemy Haded

Who's Online

We have 113 guests and no members online

News Most Viewed

  • Ordering
  • Title
  • Most Popular

Talk of a "serious" ...

Framatom, a subsidiary of the ...

Some global news sites ...

Today, Tuesday, social ...

Harry and Meghan. "She ...

After a year of unrest within the ...

For violation of ...

Because of what he said were the ...

Russian court fines ...

In the latest development in an ...

Belarus plane. Action ...

Belarusian authorities intercepted ...

A Chinese city ...

  Chinese city authorities ...

An expert assesses ...

Academician Gennady Onishchenko, ...

Belarus begins the ...

Today, Tuesday, Belarus began the ...

Biologist: ...

 Professor Ancha Paranova of the ...

Britain: We had to ...

 British Health Minister Matt ...

China suspends air ...

Today, Sunday, the Chinese ...

City uprising lead ...

Manchester City came from behind ...

Global health. The ...

A leading official of the World ...

Time to think

  Writer : Michael Blair Time is ...

The year 2020 continues ...

Local media reported today, ...

Mikhail Lomonosov; The ...

By|Abeer Almadawy    Mikhail ...

Tips for a good sleep ...

James Wilson of The Sleep Geek ...

The Last Circle

The African Paradise
Written by|Abeer ...
Makers of Wars & The mix
Written By|Abeer ...
Trump wins and William
Lines in the reading of ...
Mosul in between the joy
Written by| Abeer ...
Geisha and the
Written by /Abeer ...
Castle Journal declares
The Last Circle ...
The Masters,The Owners
By /Abeer Almadawy ...

Video Castle Journal

الدائرة الأخيرة  

الدائرة الأخيرة مع الدكتور عاصم الليثى

 الدائرة الأخيرة مع اللواء نبيل أبو النجا

 كلمة د/عبير المعداوى فى عيد الشرطة

Locations

  • #104. Street 6, Fifth District, 6 October, Giza
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 01004734646

Castle Journal Group