U.S. says no plan to deploy tactical nuclear weapons Korea (graph)
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BEIJING, March 1, according to Yonhap news agency, the White House reiterated on 28 February did not re-deployed to South Korea Tactical nuclear weapons program, and stressed that South Korea’s defense does not require the introduction of tactical nuclear weapons.
White House National Security Council (NSC) deputy spokesman Robert Johnson (Robert Jensen) the same day asked whether the United States will deploy tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea, made the above speech. He said Obama has supported the government policy of denuclearization on the Korean peninsula, has never changed. The U.S. government does not plan to change the policy.
He said South Korea’s defense not of tactical nuclear weapons, the administration had not considered, nor re-deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea plans.
a senior United States Administration Department officials said the United States published in 1991 to respect “the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the Universal Declaration”, a nuclear-free policy does not change the plan, and deploy tactical nuclear weapons has never been considered problems.
Prior to this, part of the domestic media quoted the White House WMD policy coordinator Matthias Sammer (Gary Samore) reported that personal opinion, “if South Korea officially proposed to deploy tactical nuclear weapons, the White House will say should be required. “
the senior officials and Johnson’s speech is considered to clarify Sammer speak and reaffirming that there is no plan to deploy tactical nuclear weapons, hoping to prevent any further complications.
the same day, U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at a regular press conference Crowley asked the same question, he simply with “no comment” responses do not further details.
In this regard, a senior U.S. State Department official said the trouble should end it, Sammer’s speech or by the White House to clarify.