The U.S. strategic nuclear submarine ‘Kentucky’ arrived in the port of Busan for the first meeting of the U.S.-ROK Nuclear Consultative Group and left today.
North Korea strongly condemned the arrival of the Kentucky in last night’s defense ministerial discourse, calling it the most direct nuclear threat and the realization of a military confrontation.
It also claimed that the continued sending of strategic assets such as nuclear submarines to the Korean Peninsula could constitute their “condition for the use of nuclear weapons.
North Korean law stipulates that it can strike back with nuclear weapons in the event of a nuclear attack, and the Kentucky’s port call in Busan could fall into this category.
In response to the threat-raising comments, both the U.S. and South Korea responded by saying that the strategic nuclear submarine’s port call was a legitimate defense against North Korean threats.
The Pentagon called North Korea’s comments “extremely dangerous” and emphasized that it was working to protect its citizens from North Korea’s nuclear threat.
[Sabrina Singh/U.S. Department of Defense Deputy Spokesperson: “I don’t think (North Korea’s) comments are helpful. (The nuclear submarine call) is a consistent action related to strategic deterrence and reflects the United States’ unwavering commitment to the region.”]
The U.S. Department of Defense has also stated that the deployment of nuclear submarines by both the U.S. and South Korea is not a nuclear threat to North Korea, 카지노사이트넷 but rather a legitimate defense against North Korea’s continued nuclear threat.
It emphasized that any nuclear attack by North Korea would face an immediate and overwhelming response from the U.S.-South Korean alliance.
Both the US and South Korea are closely watching to see if North Korea will launch another provocation around the 27th, which marks the 70th anniversary of the armistice and North Korea’s National Day of Prayer.