South Korea

Newly Elected South Korean President Urges North to Drop Nuclear Ambitions

Drop ambitions, not nukes


South Korea's new president Park Geun-hye has urged North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions, and to stop wasting its scarce resources on arms, less than two weeks after the country carried out its third nuclear test.

In her inauguration speech, the country's first female leader offered the impoverished and isolated neighbour aid and trade if it gave up its nuclear programme.