South Korea’s military has issued a warning to North Korea regarding its planned spy satellite launch. The military stated that if North Korea proceeds with the launch, Seoul could suspend the inter-Korean agreement aimed at reducing tensions between the two countries. As a response, South Korea may also resume front-line aerial surveillance.
Earlier this year, North Korea made two unsuccessful attempts to launch a military spy satellite into orbit. Despite vowing to make a third attempt in October, the launch was delayed. South Korean officials believe this delay was due to North Korea seeking assistance from Russia in acquiring the necessary technology. However, the officials warned that a launch could still take place in the near future.
In light of this possible launch, South Korea’s military has sent a clear message to North Korea that it should reconsider its decision. The military’s stance suggests that the inter-Korean agreement, which aimed to ease tensions and improve relations between the two countries, is at stake. If the launch goes ahead, South Korea may take measures to resume front-line aerial surveillance in response to the heightened security threat.
This development highlights the ongoing tensions and uncertainties surrounding North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. The international community will closely monitor any further actions by North Korea and the potential consequences they may have on regional security.