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Mon Sep 27, 2021, 01:31 AM

US State Dept rejects South Korean presidential candidate's call for US nuclear weapons

US Rules Out Redeploying Tactical Nukes to South Korea
William Gallo, VOA Sep 24


SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA —
The United States would not support redeploying tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea, or a nuclear weapons sharing arrangement with Seoul, according to a U.S. State Department official, after a leading South Korean presidential candidate proposed the move.

“All I can say is, U.S. policy would not support that. And I would be surprised that the people who issued that policy don't know -- or [who] issued those statements -- don't know what U.S. policy is,” said Mark Lambert, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Japan and Korea, in an online forum.

The statement was in response to a question about Yoon Seok-youl, a conservative South Korean presidential candidate, who this week said he would ask Washington to redeploy tactical nuclear weapons or agree to a nuclear-sharing deal if South Korea were threatened by North Korea...


more:

https://www.voanews.com/a/us-rules-out-redeploying-tactical-nukes-to-south-korea/6243767.html

gaffe-a-day Yoon strikes again.

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