S. Korea calls for North's denuclearization

S. Korea calls for North
# 14 April 2023 07:19 (UTC +04:00)

South Korea's Unification Ministry issued its annual white paper on inter-Korean affairs in which it called for the denuclearization of North Korea, APA reports citing Teletrader.

"North Korea has maintained a hard-line stance against South Korea and the United States. Amid chronic economic difficulties, the North has continued its nuclear and missile provocations, escalating security uneasiness on the Korean Peninsula," the ministry said. "The priority of the government's unification and North Korea policy has been shifted to efforts to denuclearize North Korea, normalize the inter-Korean ties, improve the North's human rights records and prepare for unification," it added.

The paper was published a day after North Korea carried out its latest ballistic missile launch during which it tested a new solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) after South Korea and the US conducted joint military exercises.