Extra! Korea

January 20, 2010

South Korea will preemptively attack the North at signs of a nuclear attack

Filed under: North Korea — extrakorea @ 1:51 pm

South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young has said that South Korea will preemptively attack North Korea if they feel that there are in danger of a nuclear attack.

“We will need to carry out preemptive strikes immediately as soon as we see definite signs of a nuclear attack from North Korea because there would be too much damage if we tried to first block the attack and then respond,” Kim said at a forum on military reforms and inter-Korean relations.

The defense minister’s remarks come as relations between the two Koreas appeared to be strained once again in the aftermath of a furious statement from the North, denouncing Seoul’s reported contingency plans for dealing with “emergency situations” in North Korea.

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