TOKYO, October 1 – Novosti. North Korea, by legislating the provisions on nuclear weapons, threatens “the existence and prosperity of the Republic of Korea,” and “any of its attempts to use nuclear weapons will be met with a crushing response from the South Korean military and the US-South Korean alliance,” according to the Yonhap news agency. , said South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol during a speech on the occasion of October 1, the Day of the country’s armed forces.
“By legislating a nuclear weapons policy, it (North Korea – ed.) threatens the existence and prosperity of the Republic of Korea. If North Korea tries to use nuclear weapons, it will face a selfless and crushing response from our military and the alliance of South Korea and the United States,” he is quoted as saying. words of the head of the South Korean government agency.
Yoon Sok-yeol reiterated that the development of the DPRK’s nuclear program runs counter to international efforts to non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and will only create additional difficulties for the North Korean people.
“The North Korean regime must now decide on denuclearization in order to achieve true peace and common prosperity for the Korean Peninsula,” the South Korean president added.
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On September 7, the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK adopted a decree entitled “Policy on Nuclear Weapons.” The document includes 11 paragraphs that contain provisions on the purpose of nuclear weapons, the composition of nuclear forces, command and control over them, enforcement of decisions on the use of nuclear weapons, the principles and conditions for their use, mobilization, safe maintenance and protection, massive strengthening and renewal, and others.
Earlier on Saturday, according to the Japanese and South Korean military, the DPRK carried out the fourth missile launches in a week. It is assumed that the missiles were fired from the area of the city of Sunan near Pyongyang and covered a distance, according to various sources, from 350 to 400 kilometers with a maximum flight altitude of 30-50 kilometers and a speed of about Mach 6.
The governments of South Korea and Japan have issued strong condemnations of North Korea’s ongoing missile tests.
On September 28 and 29, North Korea also launched short-range ballistic missiles at a maximum altitude of 30-50 kilometers with a range of 300-350 kilometers. On Sunday, September 25, North Korea also fired a ballistic missile for the first time since June 5 this year.