South Korea rejected Japan's formal proposal Tuesday that the two countries ask the International Court of Justice to settle a long-running island dispute, officials said.
Image provided by the South Korea Navy shows a destroyer sailing near a group of islets claimed by both Seoul and Tokyo in 2008. Japan will officially propose to South Korea later Tuesday that the two sides ask the International Court of Justice to settle a long-running island dispute, the government said.
The proposal was made to the South Korean foreign ministry through Japan's embassy in Seoul, the foreign ministry in Tokyo said in a statement.
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