June 04, 2023

South Korea split over whether to aid “arch-nemesis” in flood relief

Moderates urge Blue House to separate nuke tests from flooding, but govt says aid unlikely

South Korean society is divided on whether the Seoul government should send much needed humanitarian aid to North Korea, where record-breaking floods have left around 68,900 residents homeless.

Conservatives want to “tighten the sanctions,” but progressives have urged Seoul to put aside long-held animosity against Pyongyang and save North Korean lives before it is too late.