SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTER BAN ARRIVES AT THE MINISTRY HEADQUARTERS IN SEOUL.
South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon arrives at the ministry headquarters in Seoul early June 23, 2004. An Iraqi group has carried out its threat to behead South Korean Kim Sun-il, Al Jazeera television said. Militants kidnapped 33-year-old Kim on June 17 and had threatened on Monday to kill him within 24 hours unless South Korea withdrew its troops from Iraq. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won LJW/WS