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South Korea’s president, Yoon warns of unprecedented response if North Korea carries out nuclear test

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“It will be something that has not been seen before” – South Korea’s president, Yoon warns of unprecedented response if North Korea carries out nuclear test

 

In a Monday, November 28 interview, Yoon called on China, North Korea’s closest ally, to fulfil its responsibilities as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council and that not doing so would lead to an influx of military assets from the US to the region.

 

North Korea’s tests overshadowed multiple gatherings this month of international leaders, including the Group of 20 conference in Bali, where Yoon pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping to do more to rein in North Korea’s nuclear and missile provocations. Xi urged Seoul to improve relations with Pyongyang

 

North Korea’s actions were leading to increased defence spending in countries around the region, including Japan, and more deployment of U.S. warplanes and ships, Yoon noted.

 

It is in China’s interest to make its “best efforts” to induce North Korea to denuclearise, he said.

“It would be extremely unwise for North Korea to conduct a seventh nuclear test,” he told Reuters.

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