March 27, 2023

Seoul lawmakers call for resolution condemning North Korea’s new nuclear law

Ruling party says decades of denuclearization talks ‘down the drain’ after DPRK outlines various first-use scenarios

Conservative South Korean lawmakers called Wednesday for a bipartisan “joint resolution” to address threats posed by North Korea’s new nuclear posture, which establishes the conditions for a preemptive strike against South Korea.

The DPRK’s Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) passed the new nuclear law last week, updating the country’s nuclear command and control system to include “immediate” and “automatic” nuclear strike even when Kim Jong Un is not available to order it.