South Korea parliament passes resolution condemning North attack

SEOUL (BestGrowthStock) – South Korea’s parliament overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution condemning North Korea’s shelling of a South Korean island, stopping short of demanding immediate retaliation.

During a plenary session, parliament voted by 261-1, with nine abstentions, on a resolution condemning its neighbor for violating the U.N. charter and inter-Korean agreements.

The resolution also demanded the North apologize for its shelling of the island, in which two civilians and two soldiers were killed. It urged the South Korean government to take firm and swift action against future provocations by the North.

(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

South Korea parliament passes resolution condemning North attack