The United States will send nuclear-armed submarines to South Korea for the first time in over 40 years, senior Biden administration officials said on Wednesday. The revelations come amid growing concerns over North Korean nuclear threats.
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During a joint news conference at the White House on Wednesday, President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol announced new efforts to deter North Korean aggression.
“The alliance formed in war and has flourished in peace,” Biden said. “Our mutual defense treaty is iron clad and that includes our commitment to extend a deterrence – and that includes the nuclear threat, the nuclear deterrent.”
“They are particularly important in the face of DPRK’s increased threats and the blatant violation of US sanctions,” Biden added.