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S Korea Urges Japan to Stop Provocations on Disputed Islands

Sputnik News

15:23 22.02.2016(updated 15:38 22.02.2016)

Seoul called on Monday on Tokyo to cease provocations to defend its right to the Liancourt Rocks islands that are the subject of territorial disputes between the two countries, according to a statement by the South Korean Foreign Ministry.

TOKYO (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, Japan said it would 'continue clarifications both domestically and abroad' on the disputed islands, which are also known as Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea.

'The ROK [Republic of Korea] government strongly urges the Japanese government to immediately stop any provocation over Dokdo, which is clearly an integral part of the ROK's territory in terms of history, geography and international law, and to humbly face up to Imperial Japan's history of aggression,' the statement reads.

The Liancourt Rocks have been administered by South Korea since 1954, but Japan disputes Seoul's sovereignty over the territory.


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