ANKARA (AA) – South Korean President Yun Suk Yeol warned today that the North Korean regime “will be put to an end” if it uses nuclear weapons, reports Anadolu.
Addressing a ceremony at the Seoul Air Base to mark the 75th Armed Forces Day, Yun said North Korea should realize that its nuclear weapons can never guarantee its security.
“If North Korea uses nuclear weapons, its regime will be brought to an end with a massive response from the South Korean-US alliance,” Yun said.
The president said Pyongyang is upgrading its nuclear and missile capabilities despite warnings from the international community.
Yun promised to further strengthen security cooperation with the US and Japan.
The South Korean military will also hold a massive military parade in central Seoul today for the first time since 2013, featuring around 4,000 troops and over 170 pieces of military equipment, including K2 battle tanks, the country’s new “high-powered” missile. and combat drones, the agency reported.
Yun’s latest statement came after North Korea said on Monday that recent progress in its bilateral relations with Russia was its “sovereign” right and “the foundation of regional stability”.
During an address to the UN General Assembly in New York last week, Yun said any arms deal between North Korea and Russia would amount to a “direct provocation” against Seoul.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un returned to Pyongyang last week after a week-long trip to Russia.
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