Korea says nuclear weapons, missiles meant to deter United States threat

21 October, 2017, 00:24 | Author: Gregory Stephens
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South Korea is preparing for full-scale war with North Korea by developing missiles that could destroy North Korea nuclear and missile facilities in the event of a conflict.

North Korea fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July and conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September. "It is the case that they are close enough now in their capabilities that from a USA policy perspective, we ought to behave as if we are on the cusp of them achieving that objective".

Russia's RIA news agency quoted Choe as saying that North Korea "lives under the constant threat of a nuclear attack by the U.S".

"When you're now talking about months our capacity to understand that at a detailed level is in some sense irrelevant", he said.

"I hope they'll take this opportunity to demonstrate that they truly are going to be globally important players in reducing a global threat like Kim Jong Un presents with his nuclear weapons system, and the behaviours we've seen have been good", Mr Pompeo said at a conference of the Foundation for Defence of Democracies.


They agreed to demand that the North end its nuclear and missile programs.

South Korea has sent Lee Sang Hwa, director general for North Korean nuclear affairs, to attend the Moscow meeting, but South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Noh Kyu Duk told reporters Thursday that there was "no plan for now" for him to meet with Choe.

"The envoys shared the need to seek cooperation with major partners based on a close Seoul-Washington alliance".

Backed by intelligence and diplomatic resources, these new authorities could force every economic entity on Earth to choose between doing business with North Korea and doing business with the United States.

Almost 28,000 United States troops are now deployed in South Korea due to the North's perceived threat. The damning message came on the heels of Bishop's visit to a border village in South Korea on October 11, whence she called on the global community to step up pressure on North Korea. "There are many occasions for our leaders to engage each other to coordinate our positions to have a very solid and joint approach as we go forward", Yun said.

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