February 28, 2024

North Korea warns US nuke deployment to South could trigger preemptive strike

DPRK defense minister calls US nuclear missile submarine’s visit to Busan this week a ‘dangerous’ step

North Korea warned the U.S. that deployments of nuclear assets to South Korea “could meet conditions” for the DPRK to carry out a preemptive strike in the future, according to state media Thursday night.

It comes after a U.S. nuclear ballistic missile submarine, the USS Kentucky, arrived at a South Korean port for the first time in over 40 years this week, which ROK President Yoon Suk-yeol toured Wednesday.

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