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Sanctions Exemption for Korean Rail Survey Seen as Move to Spur Denuclearization

The United States has granted a sanctions exemption requested by South Korea for a survey that could help reconnect railway links between North and South Korea. The sanctions were imposed by the U.N. Security Council.  The move comes as nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang hit a snag. A diplomatic source told VOA's Korean Service on Monday the exemption only applies to the survey mission, not the proposed rail-link project itself.  "There are sanctions, and...

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