U.S. Considering Nukes in South Korea to Counter Pyongyang Threat – Report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (center) at a meeting with experts in nuclear weapons research (KCNA / Reuters)

 

The US National Security Council has proposed Donald Trump to deploy nuclear weapon in South Korea and kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in response to a nuclear threat from Pyongyang.

The US National Security Council has handed over to US President Donald Trump a report on possible responses of the US to a nuclear threat from North Korea, the NBC television network reported, citing several sources in the Pentagon and US intelligence services. According to the television network, the options include a murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and deployment of nuclear weapons in South Korea.

The both scenarios are part of a plan for an accelerated revision of North Korea’s policy, which was prepared before a meeting of Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida.

The White House hopes that China will be able to more actively influence the policy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) through diplomacy and expansion of sanctions. However, if this does not stop the country’s authorities from building up North Korean nuclear capabilities, the US can proceed to fundamentally different steps.

The US withdrew nuclear weapons from South Korea 25 years ago, after the end of the Cold War. In the case of a re-return of the weapons to the peninsula, the country’s authorities can place it on the Osan base, located 80 km from Seoul.

Full article: U.S. Considering Nukes in South Korea to Counter Pyongyang Threat – Report (South Front)

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