December 05, 2022

South Korean conservatives mull scrapping military deal with North Korea

Lawmakers argue agreement ties Seoul’s hands as DPRK conducts missile tests and prepares for seventh nuclear test

Ruling party lawmakers called for the termination of a landmark inter-Korean military agreement on Friday, arguing the four-year-old pact hamstrings South Korea’s ability to conduct missile tests and other exercises.

Debate about whether to uphold the inter-Korean Comprehensive Military Agreement (CMA) reignited in Seoul this week after a South Korean Hyunmoo-2C ballistic missile failed after launch and crashed less than half a mile (700 m) from a residential area.