February 25, 2024

Suspending military drills due to North Korean ‘threats’ not an option: Seoul

Defense minister’s comments come after DPRK launched at least 33 missiles last week in protest of US-ROK air exercises

Suspending South Korean military drills in response to North Korean objections and threats is not an option, Seoul’s defense minister said Monday.

Lee Jong-sup’s remark came after a week in which top DPRK military official Pak Jong Chon issued a series of statements warning of a “terrible price” for large-scale U.S.-ROK air drills and North Korea launched an unprecedented number of missiles, including into waters off South Korea’s coast.