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The era of appeasing North Korea is over

Speaking in his first interview with the media since taking office two weeks ago, Yoon Suk Yeol stated: “I think the ball is on Chairman Kim Jong Un’s field. It was his choice to initiate a dialogue with us.”

President Yoon Suk Yeol said that South Korea and its allies are always ready to deal with any provocation by the North Korea.

Since the beginning of the year, North Korea has conducted 15 missile tests, more than the total number of tests in the past two years. Last April, leader Kim Jong Un vowed to “consolidate and develop” the country’s nuclear forces to the highest degree.

Yoon Suk Yeol has always asserted a tough stance against North Korea and wishes to strengthen the South Korean military – a difference from his predecessor Moon Jae-in – which promoted dialogue and reconciliation between the two Koreas. Tien.

Commenting on the reconciliation strategy of the previous administration, Yoon Suk Yeol said: “If it is only to avoid North Korea’s provocation or temporary conflict, this is not what we should do. This approach over the past five years has proven to fail.”

Despite pursuing a tough stance, the new South Korean president said he wants a common prosperity on the Korean Peninsula and believes that Pyongyang’s increase in nuclear capabilities is not conducive to maintaining peace. international./.

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