South Korea Considers Nuclear Weapons a Policy Option for First Time

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South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said last week in a defense policy briefing that South Korea would need to consider the development of nuclear weapons a policy option if North Korea continued to pose nuclear threats. “It’s possible that the problem gets worse, and our country will introduce tactical nuclear weapons or build them on our own,” Yoon said in a briefing. “If that’s the case, we can have our own nuclear weapons pretty quickly, given our scientific and technological capabilities.”