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Incoming gov't vows to reassess N.K. threats as soon as it takes office

All News 18:35 May 07, 2022

SEOUL, May 7 (Yonhap) -- The incoming Yoon Suk-yeol government will reassess North Korea's nuclear missile threats as soon as it takes office and come up with fundamental countermeasures, the incoming national security adviser said Saturday following the North's test of an apparent submarine-launched ballistic missile.

Kim Sung-han issued the statement hours after North Korea launched the missile off its east coast, saying the new crisis management center of the new presidential office shared details of the launch, which "violated U.N. Security Council resolutions," with top security officials of the incoming government in real time.

"The new government will reassess the overall threat of North Korea's nuclear missiles at the same time that it takes office and combine the government's capabilities at an early date to come up with fundamental measures against North Korea's provocations and actual deterrence capabilities against its nuclear missile threats," he said.

North Korea has conducted a series of weapons tests this year, including its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile in more than four years in March.

The latest launch came three days before Yoon is set to be inaugurated.

This file photo shows incoming National Security Adviser Kim Sung-han. (Pool photo) (Yonhap)

hague@yna.co.kr
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