U.S. Nuclear Envoy Visits Seoul after DPRK’s Weapon Test

Sung Kim, the U.S. special representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), arrived in Seoul on Monday for talks with his counterpart of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and other officials on DPRK’s recent missile launches.

“It’s great to be back in Seoul to continue our close coordination on DPRK developments,” Kim told reporters.

Later in the day, Kim is set to meet Noh Kyu-duk, the ROK’s special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, at the foreign ministry.

Kim is also expected to meet officials from President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s transition team to coordinate DPRK policy, according to Yonhap.

Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Sunday that the DPRK conducted a new type of tactical guided weapon test that was observed by top leader Kim Jong Un.

The military of the Republic of Korea said on Sunday that the DPRK fired two projectiles off its east coast towards the sea on Saturday.

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Meanwhile, Seoul and Washington will kick off their annual combined springtime military drills on Monday.

The ROK’s Joint Chiefs of Staff explained Sunday that the nine-day exercise will be held taking into account factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic situation as well as their combined readiness posture.

Updated: April 18, 2022 — 5:29 am