South Korea's defense minister Han Min-koo says that North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations are a direct threat to the nation.
This statement comes following North Korea's preparation to launch a long-range missile. Han visited the missile base in Seoul on Friday to encourage soldiers in the New Year holidays. During his visit, Han emphasized that North Korea's provocations are a direct threat to the country as it continues to develop nuclear and ICBMs so its troops need to be prepared for more threats. South Korea's defense ministry says that there are signs that North Korea is preparing for an ICBM launch.
Meanwhile, three officials from Ewha Women's University appeared before the independent counsel's office on Friday for allegedly providing favors to the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, whose behind the South Korean presidential scandal. Four officials have been detained on allegations that the university gave undue favors to Choi's daughter.
Source: Arirang News