Thursday, January 21st, 2010
South Korea would launch a pre-emptive strike against North Korea to thwart any nuclear attack by the communist state, Seoul’s defence chief said Wednesday.
“We would have to strike right away if we detected a clear intention to attack (South Korea) with nuclear weapons,” Defence Minister Kim Tae-Young told a forum, according to Yonhap news agency.
“It would be too late and the damage would be too big if, in the case of a North Korean nuclear attack, we had to cope with the attack.”
Kim made similar remarks in 2008 when he was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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This article was posted: Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 4:54 am