December 02, 2022

Inter-Korean military pact makes ROK missile tests more risky: Lawmakers

Ruling party says previous government moved test site where missile failed this week closer to civilian areas

An inter-Korean military agreement reached under the previous progressive government placed citizens’ lives at risk by moving a missile launch location closer to civilian areas, conservative South Korean lawmakers alleged on Thursday, two days after an ROK missile failed and crashed a short distance from civilian homes.

The accusation comes as the Yoon administration faces criticism for failing to notify local residents of the botched Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missile launch from a military range in the east coast city of Gangneung on Tuesday.