September 17, 2021

Resumption of Yongbyon activity was not surprising: Former unification ministers

Three former South Korean ministers weigh in on North Korea’s new nuclear activity, emphasize dialogue

The apparent resumption of activity at North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear facility was not a surprising move, three former South Korean unification ministers under progressive administrations said on Tuesday at a forum hosted by the Ministry of Unification (MOU).

The former ministers’ remarks come after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a report last week that there were “deeply troubling” indications that North Korea had resumed activity at its primary nuclear site for the first time in three years.