Any nuclear attack would mean the “end” of the Kim regime

Seoul warned, Friday, Pyongyang That the use of its nuclear weapons would mean the “end” of Kim Jong Un’s regime, after North Korea threatened a nuclear response to the increasing US military deployment on the peninsula.

And the South Korean Ministry of Defense said in a statement that, as Seoul and Washington had “clearly” confirmed before, “any nuclear attack against the alliance will be met with an immediate, overwhelming and decisive response,” stressing that if this happens, “the North Korean regime will witness its end,” according to AFP.

Threats of nuclear strikes

She also made it clear that the docking of the US submarine in Busan, in the south of the country, is only a “legitimate defensive response” to Pyongyang’s permanent nuclear threats.

She also added that “north korea It is the only entity that has passed the Nuclear Forces Policy Act that provides for unlawful preemptive strikes,” noting that Pyongyang is conducting “preventive offensive exercises and issuing threats of nuclear strikes” against the Seoul-Washington alliance.

This came after North Korean Defense Minister Kang Sun Nam said, Thursday, that the visit of a nuclear-capable US submarine to South Korea this week could justify Pyongyang’s use of its nuclear weapons.


This submarine was decided to dock during South Korean President Yun Sok Yul’s visit to Washington in April, during which he and his US counterpart Joe Biden issued a stern warning to Pyongyang about the consequences of resorting to nuclear weapons.

The last time the United States deployed a nuclear-capable submarine to South Korea was in 1981.

American Soldier

The South Korean statement also came while US soldier Trevis King is believed to be in North Korean custody after he crossed the border on Tuesday during a tourist visit to the Demilitarized Zone. While Pyongyang has not issued any comment on it so far.

In the past, the North Korean regime arrested Americans and used them as bargaining chips.

Relationships to the lowest levels

It is noteworthy that relations between the two Koreas deteriorated to the lowest levels.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for promoting weapons development, including tactical nuclear weapons, while Seoul and Washington have stepped up defense cooperation and conducted joint military exercises.

North Korea last year adopted a broad nuclear law that defines a range of scenarios in which it could use its nuclear weapons under threat, including pre-emptive strikes.

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