ON-AIR: Cultural center representative talks tougher sanctions

By Kathleen Lambert

“It is a good united voice of the international community. This sanction, I believe, will have some effect, but personally I don’t see how the sanction will actually stop the North Korean government from doing this in the future.”

That was Jin Yong Choi, A University of Illinois Junior and Assistant Executive Director of the Korean Cultural Center in Champaign commenting on the efforts of the UN, but he believes stricter punishments need to be enforced.

“If the security of the Korean Peninsula is shaken then all the foreign investors will retreat from South Korea.”

China and South Korea announced today that North Korea may be planning a second nuclear test. This comes after UN sanctions banning trade on all military and luxury items, as well as granting authority to inspect all cargo going into and out of the country.