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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

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...



gaffe-a-day Yoon strikes again.

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