ROK must consider nukes, lawmakers say after North Korea’s latest missile launch | NK News
June 23, 2024
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ROK must consider nukes, lawmakers say after North Korea’s latest missile launch

High-profile conservatives question reliability of US nuclear umbrella due to DPRK’s long-range weapons capabilities

High-profile lawmakers argued Monday that South Korea should seriously consider acquiring nuclear weapons to defend against North Korean military threats, following Pyongyang’s latest launch of a long-range missile.

Chung Jin-suk, head of the conservative People Power Party’s emergency committee, and fellow PPP lawmaker Tae Young-ho both implied that Washington’s extended deterrence might not be reliable given Pyongyang’s efforts to threaten the U.S. homeland with nuclear weapons.

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