October 01, 2023

Yoon Seok-youl calls DPRK a ‘failed’ state, vows to defend democratic values

Remarks come after his progressive rival earlier rejected inter-Korean ideological competition

North Korea is a “failed” state that has followed an “obsolete” socialist model, conservative ROK presidential candidate Yoon Seok-youl said on Monday, after his liberal opponent earlier rejected the premise of ideological competition between the Koreas.

Yoon of the main opposition People’s Power Party (PPP) faulted the Pyongyang leadership for setting a “wrong” socialist direction for the country, describing North Korea as the “archetype of a failed state.”