February 29, 2024

North Korean nuclear law violates aims of inter-Korean military deal: JCS chief

Kim Seung-kyum, head of Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, says DPRK regime won’t survive if it uses nuclear weapons

North Korea’s new doctrine governing nuclear weapons violates the “objectives” of the 2018 inter-Korean military agreement, South Korea’s top military official said Monday, the fourth anniversary of the deal’s signing.

The DPRK’s rubber-stamp parliament, the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), significantly expanded the conditions for nuclear weapons use on Sept. 8, as leader Kim Jong Un announced a new doctrine that calls for “immediate” and “automatic” nuclear strikes should he be incapacitated.

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