In response to the launch of a spy satellite by the Pyongyang regime, South Korean authorities began reconnaissance on the border. Now North Korea is deploying soldiers and heavy military equipment there, reports the South Korean Yonhap news agency.
North Korea deployed soldiers and heavy military equipment at guard posts near the border with South Korea. The actions are related to the suspension of the military agreement between the two countries.
The Yonhap news agency reports on the actions of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, citing South Korean military officials.
South Korea will maintain readiness and monitor North Korean activities near the border, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s office said
South Korea reacts to satellite launch
South Korean authorities announced last week that they would stop complying with parts of the 2018 agreement that banned them from conducting military reconnaissance of border areas. This is a response to the recent launch of a spy satellite by North Korea. In response to Seoul’s partial suspension of this agreement, the Ministry of Defense in the Pyongyang regime announced that it would deploy new types of weapons near the border with South Korea. “We will immediately restore all military measures that have been suspended,” the statement said.
Pyongyang intends to continue launching satellites
At the same time, North Korea warned on Monday that it will continue to exercise its sovereign rights, including to launch satellites, state media KCNA reported, citing the foreign ministry.
The regime also criticized the joint statement issued last week by United StatesSouth Korea and other countries in this regard.
These countries criticized North Korea for launching a space missile using ballistic missile technology, calling it a violation of multiple Security Council resolutions.
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