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South Korea Doesn’t Back Use of Force for Regime Change in North

  • Yoon says has audacious plan of aid for denuclearization
  • South Korean president has seen his support rate fall
The truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Paju, South Korea.

The truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Paju, South Korea.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
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South Korea doesn’t back the use of force to bring down the North Korean regime, President Yoon Suk Yeol said, adding he is open to speak with leader Kim Jong Un if he’s willing to end his atomic ambitions.

Yoon said at a news conference in Seoul on Wednesday to mark 100 days in office that talks between the leaders of the two Koreas shouldn’t be a “political show.” He reiterated he has an “audacious plan” of food, energy and infrastructure aid for Pyongyang if it decides to give up its atomic weapons.