■ North Korea, which recently fired a series of short-range missiles, increased the intensity of the provocations by firing medium-range ballistic missiles that passed over Japan. President Yoon Seok-yeol ordered a harsh response, calling the missile launch a serious provocation in clear violation of UN resolutions.
■ US President Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Kishida had a phone call and strongly condemned North Korea’s missile launch. The United States will convene the United Nations Security Council to discuss the issue of launching ballistic missiles.
■ Defense Minister Lee Jong-seop criticized North Korea’s failure to implement the 9/19 inter-Korean military agreement and raised questions about the agreement’s effectiveness. It is noted that if North Korea conducts its seventh nuclear test, it is also seen that the 9/19 military agreement could be affected.
■ Although the current government’s first inspection of the government has begun, gossip arose in various places about the controversy surrounding the trip, the presence of Foreign Affairs Minister Park Jin, and a request for a written investigation by the Audit and Inspection Board against the former President Moon Jae-in. Today, the second day, the Planning and Finance Committee, the Health and Welfare Committee, and the Environment and Labor Committee are carrying out state audits.
■ A report has come in that the engine switching off phenomenon is being repeated in the Hyundai Sonata, known as the ‘national car’. Since the problem has not been solved for many years, Hyundai Motor Company is conducting a detailed investigation at the laboratory level.
■ Russia has been caught moving the train of the nuclear equipment department to show its readiness to use nuclear weapons. There have also been warnings about plans to test the Poseidon nuclear torpedo, which has been called the ‘weapon of the end of the world’.
■ The Busan International Film Festival, Asia’s largest film festival, opens today. The festival atmosphere, which was reduced due to COVID-19, has been normalized for the first time in three years, raising the festival atmosphere.
■ The temperature drops overnight, and the morning temperature in Seoul is 14.2 degrees Celsius, 6 degrees lower than yesterday. Even in the middle of the day, it will stay at 18 degrees and there will be places where it will rain occasionally in different parts of the country while it is cold.
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