Presidential Office: “Stop the 9/19 inter-Korean agreement in case of serious issues”

Presidential Office: “Stop the 9/19 inter-Korean agreement in case of serious issues”
Presidential Office: “Stop the 9/19 inter-Korean agreement in case of serious issues”
On the 1st, the Korean Central News Agency released footage of the launch of the satellite carrier rocket ‘Chollima Type 1’ carrying North Korea’s first military reconnaissance satellite, ‘Wanrikyeong 1’, launched from the new launch site in Dongchang-ri, Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, on May 31. This rocket crashed into the West Sea due to engine failure. North Korea’s National Space Development Agency officially acknowledged the failure two hours and 30 minutes after launch./Korea Central News Agency Yonhap News

Regarding North Korea’s announcement of the third launch of a military reconnaissance satellite on the 21st (local time), the President’s Office said, “Any matters agreed upon by North and South Korea in the Inter-Korean Relations Development Act will not take effect on part or all of the inter-Korean agreement if a serious reason, including national security, arises.” “There is a clause stating that it can be suspended,” he said. It is analyzed that this suggests the possibility of suspending the September 19 inter-Korean military agreement.

A high-ranking official from the President’s Office met with reporters at the local press center in London, England, and answered questions related to the possibility of suspending the September 19 military agreement if North Korea launches a satellite.

This official said, “We can take action depending on the contents of the clause,” and “In reality, it has not been decided what kind of provocation North Korea will launch, so depending on the content and scope of the provocation, we can take action regarding the contents of the September 19 inter-Korean agreement.” “We have to decide what measures are necessary,” he said.

The North Korean space launch vehicle, which was lifted from the Navy’s 2nd Fleet Command Center in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, on June 16, is being released to the media. /Photo joint reporting team

This official said, “However, for a long time, North Korea has been unilaterally and consistently violating the September 19 Agreement itself,” adding, “We have been informing and explaining in detail to the public the problems with our security posture that this restricts.” He said.

He continued, “When there are new changes or movements in North Korea, we are always observing them in advance and discussing with our allies how to prepare for them.” “Regardless of the situation, there are plans in place for how the government will systematically respond and what kind of cooperation it will carry out with its allies and allies,” he said.

This official said, “Today, President Yoon Seok-yeol’s state visit schedule is tight, and a system is in place so that the President can receive reports at any time.” He added, “If necessary, we will review the standing committee of the National Security Council (NSC) chaired by the President.” did. President Yoon has been on a state visit to the UK since the 20th. On this day, he will attend the official welcoming ceremony and state dinner hosted by King Charles III.

The article is in Korean

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