South Korea has warned Russia about possible cooperation with North Korea in the transfer of missile technology, indicating that it will not remain inactive on this issue. This was stated by South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin in the Yonhap publication.
He answered positively when a member of parliament asked him during a parliamentary inspection whether South Korea had informed Russia that Seoul would not sit idly by but would take retaliatory measures if Russia transferred missile or weapons technology to North Korea. However, Park did not specify what actions South Korea would take.
The South Korean Foreign Minister's statements came the day after South Korea, the United States, and Japan issued a joint statement strongly condemning the arms deal between Russia and North Korea, which contravenes UN Security Council resolutions.
Park declined to confirm the US disclosure of the arms supply, citing the sensitivity of the intelligence, but said there were "various suspicious circumstances."