South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol promised on Friday to punish North Korea for the communist nation’s latest sequence of “provocations.”
“North Korea is advancing its nuclear weapons day-to-day and conducting missile provocations with unprecedented depth,” mentioned Yoon.
He made the feedback on the Daejeon nationwide cemetery to commemorate the anniversary of West Sea Protection Day — a vacation in honor of servicemen who misplaced their lives defending the maritime border with North Korea.
He continued, “The South Korean authorities and army will drastically strengthen our three-axis system within the face of North Korea’s nuclear and missile developments and provocations, and can additional solidify safety cooperation with the USA and in addition trilaterally with the USA and Japan.”
Yoon’s feedback got here simply hours after North Korea claimed to have efficiently simulated cruise missile assaults and an underwater nuclear drone launch.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un threatened to plunge South Korea and the US “into despair” in response to ongoing joint army drills between the 2 nations.
“I’ll make sure that North Korea pays the worth for its reckless provocations,” Yoon threatened.
The North Korean Ministry of Overseas Affairs warned earlier this week that any try to force the country into denuclearizing can be equal to a declaration of warfare.
“Any pressure ought to needless to say if it tries to use CVID to the DPRK, it will likely be handled resolutely in accordance with the DPRK’s regulation on nuclear pressure coverage,” Jo mentioned Thursday.
“The stress on the DPRK to dismantle its nukes exactly means a declaration of warfare,” he mentioned.