South Korea has sharply criticized the United States for imposing sanctions on North Korea over its missile tests.
US President Joe Biden last week imposed new sanctions on six people in North Korea over a ballistic missile test.
South Korean Deputy Foreign Ministry spokesman Cha Duk-chul said in Seoul on Saturday that the US sanctions would hamper the delivery of humanitarian aid to the North Korean people.
He added that South Korea would continue its efforts to counteract the harmful effects of US sanctions on North Korea by sending humanitarian aid.
The United States has imposed sanctions on Pyongyang after North Korea recently tested two new types of hypersonic ballistic missiles in less than a week.
North Korea has warned against sanctions, saying Pyongyang would be forced to retaliate if the United States continued its “hostile policy” against the country.