February 26, 2024

South Korea evasive about sharing North Korean satellite debris with UN experts

Seoul noncommittal in comments to NK News, though it allowed sanctions investigators to inspect similar wreckage in past

South Korea remains noncommittal on whether it will share recovered North Korean satellite debris with U.N. sanctions investigators, foreign ministry comments to NK News suggest, even though Seoul provided such access after a similar salvage operation in 2013.

Earlier this month, South Korea’s military announced that it had wrapped up a 36-day operation to recover and analyze debris from the DPRK’s failed May 31 launch of the Malligyong-1 military reconnaissance satellite, concluding it to have had “no efficacy for military use.”

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