New South Korean President Takes Office, Offers ‘Audacious’ Economic Plan If North Abandons Nukes

New South Korean President Takes Office, Offers ‘Audacious’ Economic Plan If North Abandons Nukes

SEOUL—South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol said on Tuesday that North Korea’s weapons programs pose a threat but that he is ready to provide an “audacious” economic plan if the North is committed to denuclearization.

Yoon gave the remarks in his inauguration speech after being sworn in at a ceremony in Seoul. He won a tight election in March as the standard bearer of the main conservative People Power Party, less than a year after entering politics following a 26-year career as a prosecutor.

Yoon, 61, will face two major problems as he takes office: a belligerent North…

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