March 01, 2024
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North Korean nukes ‘interconnected’ with Hamas and Russia threats: ROK officials

Speakers at Seoul defense forum call for cooperation on global threats, but voice doubt DPRK will denuclearize

Current and former South Korean officials highlighted the “interconnectedness” of North Korean nuclear threats and other global security challenges like Hamas’ recent attack on Israel, speaking at a defense forum in Seoul.

Citing the impact of the Ukraine conflict’s implications on the global economy, as well as Hamas’ “indiscriminate attack” followed by Israel’s “massive counterattack,” former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in a speech at the Seoul Defense Dialogue (SDD) 2023 that the world is increasingly moving into a period of “crisis.”

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