December 08, 2021

Unification minister predicts no North Korea nuclear, ICBM test ‘for time being’

South Korea's Lee In-young also frames end-of-war declaration as starting point for denuclearization

North Korea is unlikely to test any nuclear weapons or long-range missiles in the immediate future, South Korea’s Minister of Unification Lee In-young said on Wednesday, as the country’s March 2022 presidential election fast approaches.

Speaking at an international symposium in Busan, South Korea’s second-largest city, Lee also once again pitched the idea of formally ending the Korean War, an initiative that the Moon Jae-in administration continues to push in its last months in office.