December 07, 2023

Seoul says it cannot and will not recognize North Korea as nuclear weapons state

Defense ministry rejects idea of arms control with DPRK after Kim Yo Jong slams Seoul for considering more sanctions

South Korea said it will never recognize North Korea as a nuclear state, repeating recent remarks from the Biden administration amid ongoing debate about the merits of a nuclear arms control deal with Pyongyang.

This comes just hours after the North Korean leader’s powerful sister Kim Yo Jong issued a statement mocking the South for having “parroted” the U.S. by considering more unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang.