UN Command blocks field survey of inter-Korean railway
SEOUL, South Korea — The United Nations Command blocked Seoul’s plans for a joint survey of an inter-Korean railway due to a procedural error, officials said Thursday.
The two Koreas agreed to conduct a study on modernizing cross-border railways as part of efforts to improve relations following the April 27 summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
But plans to begin a two-week field survey on Aug. 23 were delayed when the U.S.-led UNC rejected a request to move necessary equipment across the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula.
The UNC “respectfully declined” the request for government officials to visit the North “through Transportation Corridor-West while requesting more fidelity on the details of the proposed visit,” the command said in a statement.
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