Asia (bbabo.net), - US President Joe Biden denied the words of South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol about talks with the United States on joint nuclear exercises, the White House press service reported.
Yoon Suk-yeol previously stated in an interview with the Joseon Ilbo newspaper that Seoul is in talks with Washington to jointly plan and conduct exercises involving US nuclear forces to counter the nuclear threat allegedly posed by North Korea. At the same time, he assured that there was no question of obtaining nuclear weapons by South Korea.
“No,” Biden said when asked by a journalist if he was discussing joint nuclear exercises with South Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un earlier at the sixth plenum of the DPRK Workers' Party of the eighth convocation announced the need to strengthen the country's nuclear forces, mass production of nuclear warheads, create a new system of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of an instant counterattack, and quickly complete the project of reconnaissance satellite and launch vehicle for him.
According to Kim Jong-un, the situation, when "South Korean puppets" have obviously become the enemy of North Korea, requires an increase in the number of nuclear warheads in the arsenal of the DPRK "exponentially", and stressed the importance and necessity of mass production of tactical nuclear weapons.