March 26, 2023

Discussing ROK nuclear armament is ‘inappropriate,’ unification minister says

Kwon Young-se says president stressed Seoul’s ‘will’ to defend against North Korea by floating ROK nuclearization

Discussing a South Korean nuclear program is “inappropriate,” unification minister Kwon Young-se said Sunday, weeks after President Yoon Suk-yeol said the country could rapidly acquire or develop nuclear weapons in a worst-case scenario.

Bringing nuclear weapons to South Korea in any way will be the same as “demolishing the principle of Korean Peninsula denuclearization with our own hands,” he said speaking in a live interview with KBS.