January 27, 2021

Saenuri lawmakers demand nuclear-submarines to counter N.Korea

MND refutes reports on minister's will to have ‘working-level review’ of suggestion

The floor-leader of South Korea's ruling party on Monday urged the military to develop a nuclear-powered submarine to counter increasing threats from North Korea's naval forces.

The request for a nuclear-powered submarine, which came just days after North Korea successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), was supported by 22 lawmakers from President Park Geun-hye's Saenuri party.