March 22, 2023

Conservatives, progressives make case for S.Korean nukes

South Koreans torn between interest in greater independence, desire to uphold U.S.-ROK alliance

“It is time to possess a peaceful nuclear program for the right of self-defense.”

This declaration came not from North Korean state media, but South Korean lawmaker Won Yoo-cheol of the ruling Saenuri Party on January 7, the day after Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test.