The senior military officer of South Korea, Kang Hopil, has issued a warning to North Korea, stating that if they proceed with their spy satellite launch plans, it could lead to the suspension of inter-Korean peace agreements. In response to the launch, South Korea may also resume aerial surveillance in the border areas.
On the other hand, North Korea has officially announced the satellite launch, disregarding the warnings from South Korea and ignoring the proposals from the United Nations.
The United States is closely monitoring the activities of North Korea. It is believed that North Korea is delaying the launch because they are receiving technical assistance from Russia and may carry out the launch in the coming days. South Korean Defense Minister Shin Wonsik stated that South Korean and American officials are keeping a close eye on North Korea’s activities.
It should be noted that North Korea has previously made two unsuccessful attempts to launch a spy satellite and is now preparing for a third attempt.
In addition to the spy satellite launch, North Korea recently conducted a test of a solid fuel-based engine for missiles, showcasing their advancements in missile technology.