September 17, 2021

President Moon rules out deployment of nuclear weapons in South Korea

Moon says redeployment would "not maintain peace"

President Moon Jae-in on Thursday dismissed the possibility of deploying nuclear weapons to South Korea, amid growing public support in the wake of North Korea's sixth nuclear test earlier in the month.

"I do not agree that South Korea needs to develop our own nuclear weapons or relocate tactical nuclear weapons in the face of North Korea's nuclear threat," Moon said in an interview with CNN.