An agreement was announced by President Joe Biden that will provide South Korea with greater involvement in nuclear weapons planning for any potential conflict with North Korea, strengthening the position of the key US ally.
President Joe Biden announced an agreement with South Korea that will give the key US ally more insight in nuclear weapons planning over any conflict with North Korea https://t.co/LYtHjjIQXP pic.twitter.com/R1xUVuFwjX
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A significant agreement has been reached between the US and South Korea to address the North Korean nuclear threat. Under this deal, the US will periodically deploy nuclear-armed submarines to South Korea and involve Seoul in its nuclear planning operations. In exchange, South Korea has agreed not to pursue the development of its own nuclear weapons. The Washington Declaration will enhance the allies’ cooperation in deterring a possible North Korean attack, according to US President Joe Biden. Concerns have been mounting on both sides about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities, including the development of tactical nuclear weapons that can target South Korea and the refinement of long-range missiles that can potentially reach the US mainland.