A news report says South Korea's entire Cabinet has offered to resign following the public uproar over the planned resumption of U.S. beef imports.
Yonhap news agency said Prime Minister Han Seung-soo tendered his resignation Tuesday along with other government ministers to President Lee Myung-bak. Yonhap did not cite any source.
News channel YTN carried a similar report.
South Korea agreed in April to lift almost all quarantine restrictions imposed on U.S. beef over fears of mad cow disease. The decision has sparked weeks of fierce protests amid perceptions the government did not do enough to protect citizens, iht reported.