Moon warns N Korea on nukes
SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said yesterday that he would not take a single step backward with any provocations by North Korea.
Moon’s comments followed Pyongyang’s fifth missile test-launch since he took office about a month earlier. The president held his first plenary session of the national security council, and said his government would not make any compromise in defending national security and people’s safety.
Moon said the only thing North Korea can earn from the provocation would be international isolation and economic difficulties, according to a press release by the presidential Blue House.
The security meeting was called after North Korea test-fired multiple projectiles believed to be short-range ground-to-ship cruise missiles from the city of Wonsan. Theyflew about 200km into North Korea’s eastern waters. Moon said he would sternly deal with any provocation, while seeking to completely dismantle North Korea’s nuclear programme by using sanctions and dialogue with Pyongyan. Xinhua