U.S. ships with nuclear weapons in South Korea remain to ensure security against threats from North Korea
SEOUL, South Korea, Tues 12, 2013. - U.S. ships equipped with nuclear weapons remain in the waters of South Korea to fully guarantee the "nuclear umbrella" of its ally to recent threats by North Korea , according to South Korean newspaper Joongang. Upon completion of the exercises ongoing joint military between South Korea and the U.S., both remain for now with nuclear weapons near the Korean coast "while watching what happens with North Korea," the newspaper revealed a senior Seoul official was not identified. "We need to have a nuclear weapon on the Korean peninsula," the official said.
The North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un said South Korea and the U.S. will face " catastrophic consequences "for its annual military exercises, Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, which began on day 1. is another chapter in the harsh verbal offensive launched last week by North Korea, which has threatened their "enemies" with a pre-emptive nuclear attack and quashed the ceasefire for six decades with the South, while ensuring that their troops are ready for war. Joint military exercise Key Resolve, the Allies made each year to coordinate the response to a possible North Korean attack, will run until March 21 and has the participation of about 10,000 South Korean soldiers and three thousand 500 Americans , plus aircraft and submarines American country. Onset of these maneuvers has been one of the triggers of escalating tension generated following threats from North Korea, along with new economic and trade sanctions that the Council UN Security imposed last Thursday the communist country for its nuclear test just a month ago. U.S. remains in South Korea about 28 000 500 troops as a legacy of the Korean War (1950-53) ended with a cease- fire that was written to be replaced by a final peace treaty, which until now has not happened.