May 31, 2023

North Korea’s “last chance”: Moon Jae-in’s Berlin Doctrine speech, in summary

Amid outrage over North Korean ICBM test, Moon says he will follow path of dialogue

South Korean President Moon Jae-in gave a speech in Germany on Thursday, elaborating on his own version of the “Berlin Doctrine” espoused by former President Kim Dae-jung 17 years ago.

In the speech, he reiterated that Seoul remains committed to engaging Pyongyang, despite its recent intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch, but that its patience was wearing thin.