North Korea Ridicules the South’s Move to Improve Ties as ‘Absurd Dream’

Updated Aug. 19, 2022 10:37 am ET

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SEOUL—South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol sought to shake up frothy inter-Korean ties on Monday with what he called an “audacious plan.” He offered food aid and economic assistance that could modernize North Korea’s airports and hospitals—only if Pyongyang showed some commitment to denuclearize.

By the end of the week, North Korea gave its answer: “We don’t like Yoon Suk-yeol himself.”

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