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SEOUL: S. Korean government remains committed to de-nuclearisation

South Korea claims it is committed to peaceful disarmament.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – South Korean Foreign Ministry reaffirmed Seoul’s commitment to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, the ministry’s spokesman, Cho June-hyuck, said on Thursday.

“Our basic stance is to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula through a complete nuclear disarmament in the North,” Cho said at a briefing, as quoted by the Yonhap news agency.

According to the news agency, the statement seemingly rejects the idea of redeploying US tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea that was brought up earlier this week.

On Wednesday, the broadcaster reported, citing a senior government official on conditions of anonymity, that South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo raised the issue of US tactical nuclear weapons redeployment with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis during their meeting in Washington.

US tactical nuclear weapons were removed from the country in late 1991 as part of Seoul’s denuclearization agreement with Pyongyang.

The situation on the Korean Peninsula has become aggravated in recent months due to Pyongyang’s missile launches and nuclear tests, all conducted in violation of the UN Security Council resolutions. The most recent test was conducted on Tuesday, when North Korea launched an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 ballistic missile, which flew over Japan before falling into the Pacific Ocean 733 miles east of Japan’s northern island Hokkaido.

In an effort to alleviate the situation, Beijing proposed a “double freeze” scenario in late June, in which North Korea ceases its nuclear missile tests, while the United States and South Korea simultaneously halt its military drills. The initiative has been backed by Moscow but rejected by Washington; Pyongyang has not yet offered up an official response.

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Jeffrey Spinner
Jeffrey Spinner
August 31, 2017

Hehe. Only a child or a woman would think the world can “denuclearize” when that would mean the one country/person with a nuclear weapon would rule the Earth. Women and the beta males that hold the same idea, really don’t understand how the world works, do they? Gratz, you’re dead. There is a dictum with the Warrior that understands all force can be equaled. Jujitsu uses that fact against their enemy and finds the minimally necessary force to foil an attack. The second you don’t have equal force to bear on your enemy YOU.ARE.DEAD. There’s no jujitsu move for an… Read more »

Wayne Blow
Wayne Blow
August 31, 2017

Don’t be so goddamned full of shit, if you want de-nuclearization, of peninsula, all you have to do is kick American asses out and take all their military “junk” with them!!!!! June-hyuk wake the hell up!!!! ?

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
Reply to  Wayne Blow
August 31, 2017

Kicking out the Americans is a lot easier said than done. Look at Japan…Besides, getting closer and closer to China and Russia is much more interesting.

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
August 31, 2017

Just make sure the Americans don’t meddle – as they certainly will.

Shahna
August 31, 2017

Then prove it.
Get rid of those THAAD.

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