S Korea offers North economic benefits for denuclearization


              People attend a rally against North Korea on Korea's Liberation Day in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday offered "audacious" economic assistance to North Korea if it abandons its nuclear weapons program while avoiding harsh criticism of the North days after it threatened "deadly" retaliation over the COVID-19 outbreak it blames on the South. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              Veterans shout slogans during a rally against North Korea on Korea's Liberation Day in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday offered "audacious" economic assistance to North Korea if it abandons its nuclear weapons program while avoiding harsh criticism of the North days after it threatened "deadly" retaliation over the COVID-19 outbreak it blames on the South. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              People cheer during a rally against North Korea on Korea's Liberation Day in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday offered "audacious" economic assistance to North Korea if it abandons its nuclear weapons program while avoiding harsh criticism of the North days after it threatened "deadly" retaliation over the COVID-19 outbreak it blames on the South. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              People attend a rally against North Korea on Korea's Liberation Day in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday offered "audacious" economic assistance to North Korea if it abandons its nuclear weapons program while avoiding harsh criticism of the North days after it threatened "deadly" retaliation over the COVID-19 outbreak it blames on the South. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              People stage a rally against North Korea on Korea's Liberation Day in front of the statue of King Sejong in the Joseon Dynasty, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday offered "audacious" economic assistance to North Korea if it abandons its nuclear weapons program while avoiding harsh criticism of the North days after it threatened "deadly" retaliation over the COVID-19 outbreak it blames on the South. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              A child and her parents visit the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Citizens walk along Changjon Street past a festive poster reading "The great victory in the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle" to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Residents walk along Changjon Street during the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Citizens celebrate the in the plaza of the Arch of Triumph dressing in traditional costume to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Residents walk along Changjon Street past a billboard poster reading "Conviction of sure victory"  commemorating the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Visitors carry flowers to the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Children carry flowers to the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Visitors carry flowers to the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Visitors bow in front of the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Citizens visit the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              People attend a rally against North Korea on Korea's Liberation Day in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday offered "audacious" economic assistance to North Korea if it abandons its nuclear weapons program while avoiding harsh criticism of the North days after it threatened "deadly" retaliation over the COVID-19 outbreak it blames on the South. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              A woman waves a flag of South Korea and the United States during a rally against North Korea on Korea's Liberation Day in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday offered "audacious" economic assistance to North Korea if it abandons its nuclear weapons program while avoiding harsh criticism of the North days after it threatened "deadly" retaliation over the COVID-19 outbreak it blames on the South. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              A child and her parents visit the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Citizens walk along Changjon Street past a festive poster reading "The great victory in the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle" to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Residents walk along Changjon Street during the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Citizens celebrate the in the plaza of the Arch of Triumph dressing in traditional costume to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Citizens visit the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Visitors bow in front of the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Residents walk along Changjon Street past a billboard poster reading "Conviction of sure victory"  commemorating the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Visitors carry flowers to the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Children carry flowers to the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Visitors carry flowers to the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to commemorate the 77th anniversary of Korea's Liberation in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaks during a ceremony to celebrate Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, at the presidential office square in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
            
              South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife Kim Keon Hee pay a silent tribute during a ceremony to celebrate Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, at the presidential office square in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
            
              South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, second from left, and his wife Kim Keon Hee give three cheers for his country during a ceremony to celebrate Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, at the presidential office square in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
            
              South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol salutes to a national flag during a ceremony to celebrate Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, at the presidential office square in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
            
              South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaks during a ceremony to celebrate Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, at the presidential office square in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
            
              South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol waves a national flag during a ceremony to celebrate Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, at the presidential office square in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
S Korea offers North economic benefits for denuclearization