[Korea Now Today's Headline] 10/14/THU
1. South Korea reported 1-thousand-940 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, while the health authorities announced that the number of fully vaccinated people stood at over 31 million, or 61-point-one percent.
2. According the official at the 청와대 Thursday, South Korea and Japan are arranging phone talks between President 문재인 and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, but no final agreement has been reached.
3. According to South Korea’s ambassador to the U.S., 이수혁, in a parliamentary audit on Wednesday, South Korea and the United States are working closely together to restart the Korean Peninsula peace process. Ambassador Lee also said the U.S. understands what he called the rational purposefulness of seeking a formal end to the Korean War.
4. According to Reuters on Wednesday local time, President Joe Biden urged the private sector to help ease supply chain blockages that are threatening to disrupt the U.S. holiday season and said the White House plans a nationwide overhaul of the clogged system.
5. According to foreign ministry Thursday, South Korea's first vice foreign minister 최종건 held phone talks with his new Iranian counterpart on Wednesday, as part of efforts to restore the Iranian nuclear deal.