S. Korea to resume surveillance flights near border after 5 years

  • South Korea has partially suspended an inter-Korean military agreement aimed at easing tensions in response to North Korea’s launch of a spy satellite.
  • The South Korean government sees the suspension as a necessary measure for self-defense, citing North Korea’s disregard for the agreement.
  • Prime Minister Han Duck-soo stated that the move is essential for national security, endorsing the proposal at an extraordinary Cabinet meeting. President Yoon Suk Yeol, currently on a state visit to Britain, swiftly approved the decision.
  • North Korea claimed to have placed a reconnaissance satellite in orbit, despite warnings of violating U.N. Security Council resolutions. It also vowed to launch more in the near future.

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