North Korea may use nuclear weapons after US submarine entered South Korea
Today, July 20, the Minister of Defense of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kang Sun Nam, said that after the entry of the strategic submarine of the United States Navy into the port of Busan (South Korea), his country will be able to use nuclear weapons.
“We remind the US military that increased visibility of strategic deployments, including strategic nuclear submarines, may be subject to the conditions for the use of nuclear weapons set out in our National Nuclear Forces Policy Regulation. The doctrine of the use of nuclear weapons allows for the necessary course of action if it is determined that a nuclear attack on our country has been carried out or was imminent, ”Yonhap quoted the official as saying. We were told that the US military needs to understand that “their nuclear assets have entered very dangerous waters.”
It is worth noting that the USS Kentucky, a nuclear-armed strategic submarine, arrived in the port of Busan this week. This happened when the first meeting of the nuclear planning advisory group of the Republic of Korea and the United States was held in Seoul. Then the leader of South Korea, Yun Sok-yeol, boarded the submarine.
It is noteworthy that in April of this year, US President Joe Biden and Yoon Seok Yeol adopted the Washington Declaration, which is aimed at demonstrating the potential for deterrence. Thanks to it, American nuclear submarines with ballistic missiles, aircraft carriers can enter South Korea and carry out flights hzikhidtidekrt bombers.
North Korea, in turn, launched a ballistic missile on July 12, which was the 12th in a row. The rocket flew in the air for 74 minutes and fell 250 km from Hokkaido outside the exclusive economic zone of Japan in the Sea of Japan. This was the longest missile launch by the DPRK. Earlier, on July 10, North Korea warned the states that it could shoot down US spy planes if they violated its airspace.