North Korea’s ruling party yesterday unveiled a plan to sign its right to build a nuclear bomb into its constitution. South Korea’s President Park Geun-Hye responded by saying that provocations from North Korea would trigger decisive military action as the war-like rhetoric on the peninsula intensifies.
North Korea’s declaration that it is pursuing to enshrine its right to make nuclear weapons in its constitution was coupled with a message that strengthening its economy was a priority. This is perceived by some experts as an effort by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to temper the tensions.
“I believe that we should make a strong and immediate retaliation without any other political considerations if (the North) stages any provocation against our people”, the South Korean president said at a meeting with military officials and Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin earlier today, while reaffirming she was taking North Korea’s threats very seriously. The Defence Minister did not rule out pre-emptive strikes against the North’s nuclear and missile installations if need be.
The United States responded by sending stealth fighters to South Korea to take part in military drills.
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