March 29, 2023

Yoon orders top officials to review suspending military deal with North Korea

Seoul has accused DPRK of violating 2018 agreement multiple times in recent months, most recently during drone intrusion

Seoul is weighing whether to suspend a 2018 inter-Korean military agreement, the presidential office announced Wednesday, after North Korea sent several drones across ROK territory and test-fired a variety of other weapons that breached the terms of the deal.

President Yoon Suk-yeol ordered top security and military officials to consider the merits of continuing to uphold the Comprehensive Military Agreement (CMA) in a closed-door meeting on Wednesday, press secretary Kim Eun-hye said at a briefing. She did not provide further details or a timeline for the decision.