“If North Korea genuinely embarks on a process to complete denuclearization, we are prepared to work with the international community to present an audacious plan that will vastly strengthen North Korea’s economy and improve life for its people,” 他说.
Denuclearization would “greatly contribute to bringing lasting peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula and beyond,” 他加了.
During his election campaign, Yoon promised to take a tougher stance on North Korea — a departure from Moon’s approach, which had consistently promoted peaceful reconciliation.
相比之下, Yoon has vowed not to ease sanctions or prepare a peace treaty until the North “makes active efforts in complete and verifiable denuclearization,” saying earlier this year he would build “a powerful military force that can assuredly deter any provocation.”
Tensions between the Koreas have run particularly high recently amid a recent surge in North Korean missile testing
. North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile 周六
— the second test that week alone
, and the 14th missile test so far this year
By comparison, it conducted only four tests in 2020, and eight in 2021.
Yoon also addressed a number of domestic issues at the inauguration, including rising unemployment and slowing economic growth. He promised to reverse this and to encourage “social mobility,” highlighting scientific advancement and technological progress as key priorities in building the economy.
The speech was followed by the nationally televised opening of the Blue House, the presidential office, and a number of performances by a choir and orchestra.
Yoon is a newcomer to politics, having spent the last 27 years of his career as a prosecutor. He began his political career after leading high-profile investigations into corruption scandals that plagued Moon’s aides.
他 won the presidential election in March by a razor-thin margin
, against liberal rival Lee Jae-myung
. Yoon’s victory put the Korean government back in conservative hands
, more than five years after conservative Park Geun-hye was impeached over her own corruption scandal