South Korean authorities reported that North Korea fired two cruise missiles into the Yellow Sea on Wednesday. -between China and Korea-, coinciding with the 100th day since the inauguration of the South Korean president, Yoon Suk-yeol.
This would be the fourth missile launch since the Yoon government took office. In addition, it would be the first time in two months – since June 5 – that Korea has launched a ballistic missile, the Yonhap agency reported.
This launch comes two days after the South Korean president proposed a economic aid program in exchange for the denuclearization of North Korea, as announced in his congratulatory speech on Liberation Day.
Seoul offered a large-scale food program, as well as assistance to improve the infrastructure of the energy sector or the modernization of ports and airports to deal with international trade. Yoon also proposed granting aid for efficiency in the agricultural, health or financial sectors.
The military authorities of South Korea and the United States are analyzing the launch specifications.
For his part, the president of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol, assured on Wednesday that his government cannot guarantee the security of the Pyongyang “regime”, but that it does not mean that they intend to change their ‘status quo’ by force or without negotiating.
During the press conference held on the occasion of his first hundred days in office, he pointed out that “The most important thing is the establishment of a sustainable peace between the two Koreas.”
He insisted that his country has no hostile intentions towards its northern neighbor and if they “demonstrate a firm commitment” to the denuclearization plan, they will do everything to help them.
(With information from Europe Press)