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Yoon Suk-yeol inaugurated as South Korea’s new President

Yoon Suk-yeol steps in as S. Korea’s President. Yoon to face diplomacy and inflation challenges.

Where: South Korea

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On Tuesday, Yoon Suk-yeol was inaugurated as South Korea’s president and promised a harder line on North Korea and closer ties with the United States.
Yoon, 61, won a tight election in March, less than a year after entering politics following a 26-year career as a prosecutor.
Yoon will face two significant problems – a belligerent North Korea testing new weapons and the issue of inflation threatening to undermine the economic recovery after two years of pandemic gloom.
South Korea’s inflation hit a more than 13-year high last month as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent commodity prices soaring.
Addressing the issue of North Korean weapons testing, Yoon stated, “While North Korea’s nuclear weapon programs are a threat, not only to our security but also to Northeast Asia, the door to dialogue will remain open so that we can peacefully resolve this threat.”

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