South Korea’s presidential office has stated that it will suspend an inter-Korean agreement in the event of a serious security issue, according to Yonhap news agency. This announcement comes after North Korea informed Japan of its plans to launch a satellite, raising concerns in both Tokyo and Seoul.
Both countries suspect that this satellite launch could be the North’s third attempt to place a spy satellite into orbit, which would be in violation of U.N. resolutions prohibiting the North from using ballistic missile technology.
In light of these developments, South Korean officials are currently considering the possibility of suspending certain provisions of a 2018 agreement with North Korea. The agreement was made to prevent actions that could escalate tensions between the two countries.
Additional information is currently unavailable, but it is important to note that any actions taken by South Korea will be in response to potential security issues.