Authorities in South Korea believe that they’ll be consulted by the United States of America before any pre-emptive strike against North Korea led by defiant leader Kim Jong Un.
That much was conveyed in a message by South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se who said he believed Washington would consult Seoul if it was considering a pre-emptive strike against the North.
“Under the South Korea-U.S. alliance, any important measure on the North is taken under consultation with the South Korea government and it will continue in the future,” Yun told a parliamentary hearing.
In the last one week, tension has been on the rise on the Korean peninsula amid concern that the reclusive North could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test or more missile launches in defiance of United Nations sanctions.
The United States Navy’s USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group and the Japanese Navy are planning a joint show of force against North.
According to reports, the US and Japan’s Naval forces are heading towards the Korean peninsula aimed at deterring secretive Pyongyang regime from further missile tests.
With tension growing markedly, the Korean peninsula is the closest it has been to a “military clash” since Pyongyang’s first nuclear test in 2006, an influential state-run Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday.
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