November 29, 2023

Seoul’s conventional forces must ‘overwhelm’ North Korean threats, Yoon says

South Korean president calls for military leaders to ‘believe’ in its allies’ nuclear power for defense

Seoul’s conventional warfare capabilities must be able to “overwhelm” North Korean threats, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said Wednesday, as voices calling for the country to acquire its own nuclear arsenal grow louder.

“President Yoon said that North Korea has nuclear weapons, but in terms of conventional power we must perfectly overwhelm North Korea,” presidential office spokesperson Lee Jae-myoung said in a press briefing after a ceremony honoring newly promoted generals.