September 5, 2017 / 5:51 AM / 10 months ago

China may be open to more North Korea sanctions - South Korean minister

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Tuesday she feels her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, is open to additional sanctions on North Korea after the two discussed the North’s sixth nuclear test.

South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha listens to Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano's opening remarks during the 18th ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers Meeting, part of the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) meeting in Manila, Philippines August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mohd Rasfan/Pool

“I cannot tell you exact details as the minister asked me not to disclose the content of our discussion but I could sense that China could be open to more sanctions,” Kang told lawmakers in parliament, referring to her phone call on Monday.

Kang had been called to parliament to answer questions on North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, on Sunday, and the South Korean government’s response.

Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Robert Birsel

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