South Korea denied that consider re-deployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons (map)
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South Korean National Assembly Defense Committee Chairman Yuan Liu Zhe (transliteration) 23 publicly expressed opposition to the U.S. in South Korea to redeploy tactical nuclear weapons. He pointed out that this approach will lead to the international community over the years to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, wiping out the gains.
Yuan Liu Zhe of this position is the day after Defense Minister Kim tae speech response. Kim tae received 22 questions in Parliament, when asked whether the Government is willing to consider re-introduction of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons, Kim tae answer, the government “will re-examine your proposals.”
Kim tae said South Korea and the United States next month, extended deterrence policy committee held its first meeting, re-deployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons will be an optional one of the topics. This statement was immediately interpreted as a South Korean media, Seoul and Washington will discuss the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons issue.
In this regard, the ruling Grand National Party as the senior members of the Yuan Liu Zhejiang strong opposition. “If we (in Korea) re-deployment of tactical nuclear weapons, contrary to serious long-term goal,” Yuan Liu says, “our government and the international community is committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula will be so vain.”
Yuan Liu Zhe 22 contacts Kim tae evening on the media rumors, but the latter told him that the media misinterpreted his intention. Kim tae said that his intention is that South Korea will discuss with the United States to discuss how to deal with North Korea’s nuclear program, all the programs.
in North and South Korea signed the “Treaty on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” before the United States has been deployed in South Korea, a large number of tactical nuclear weapons and strategic nuclear weapons, these weapons from South Korea formally withdrew in 1992, after little discussion of re- deployment of thing.
“between Korea and the U.S. is not any discussion of re-deployment of tactical nuclear weapons,” Reuters quoted the 23, Zhe Yuan Liu as saying, “(South Korea) never considered this option.”