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US, S. Korea to hold joint nuclear drills amid rising tension with north korea

US, S. Korea To Hold Joint Nuclear Drills Amid Rising Tension With North Korea:

US, S. Korea To Hold Joint Nuclear Drills Amid Rising Tension With North Korea

The United States and South Korea are planning to hold joint nuclear drills amid rising tension with North Korea.

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said, “both the countries are discussing joint planning and exercises using US nuclear assets in the face of North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile threats.”

Quoting South Korean President, Chosun Ilbo newspaper said the joint exercises would be helpful for effective implementation of the US “deterrence.”

“South Korea will conduct joint exercise with the US nuclear weapons, information sharing, exercises, and training,” Yoon said.

South Korean President’s remarks surfaced a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for developing new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).

Kim also talked about an “exponential increase” in North Korea’s nuclear arsenal to counter US-led threats between the rival Koreas.

북 “극초음속미사일 시험발사…700㎞ 명중”…김정은 불참 (평양 조선중앙통신=연합뉴스) 북한이 전날 극초음속 미사일을 시험 발사했다고 확인했다. 조선중앙통신은 6일 “국방과학원은 1월 5일 극초음속 미사일 시험발사를 진행하였다”라고 보도했다. 이날 시험발사에는 중앙위원회 군수공업부와 국방과학 부문의 지도 간부들이 참관했고 김정은 국무위원장은 불참했다. 2022.1.6 [국내에서만 사용가능. 재배포 금지. For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution] 06:32:34/

Importantly, the North Korea’s race to develop its nuclear and missile programmes has promoted debate over South Korea’s own nuclear weapons.

South Korean President Yoon said that maintaining the NPT of nuclear weapons remains significant.

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