South Korea’s Defense minister suggests bringing back tactical U.S. nuclear weapons

Di Vincenzo Santo*

(Da Washington Post – 4 settembre 2017)

Seoul. South Korea’s Defense minister on Monday said it was worth reviewing the redeployment of American tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula to guard against the North, a step that analysts warn would sharply increase the risk of an accidental conflict (…) he asked his American counterpart, Jim Mattis, during talks at the Pentagon last week for strategic assets like U.S. aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and B-52 bombers to be sent to South Korea more regularly. “‘I told him that it would be good for strategic assets to be sent regularly to the Korean Peninsula and that some South Korean lawmakers and media are strongly pushing for tactical nuclear weapons [to be redeployed],’ Song told a parliamentary hearing on North Korea’s nuclear test, without disclosing Mattis’s response.” (…) As concern over Korea deepened following North Korea’s huge nuclear test Sunday, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was “begging for war.” (…)

Prosegue la minaccia nucleare della Corea del Nord

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