South Korea’s Moon calls Japan claim of North Korea sanctions breach ‘grave challenge’

South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday Japan's reported accusations that South Korea has violated international sanctions by exporting banned goods to North Korea posed a grave challenge to Seoul, reports Trend referring to Reuters.

Moon warned at a meeting with senior aides that Japan's recent imposition of curbs on exports of hightech materials to South Korea would inflict greater damage on the Japanese economy and urged Tokyo to return to talks.

Japan has tightened restrictions on the export of three materials used in hightech equipment, citing what Tokyo has called inadequate management of sensitive items exported to South Korea. The curbs were seen as a response to South Korean court rulings ordering Japanese companies to compensate wartime forced laborers.

Source: TREND News Agency

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