South Korea’s new president warns of ‘high possibility’ of military clashes with North Korea as tensions mount over Kim’s weapons ambitions

Daily Mail

  • President Moon Jae-In says North’s weapons programmes ‘advancing rapidly’
  • ‘I will never tolerate the North’s provocations and nuclear threats,’ he went on
  • North has controversially staged two atomic tests and dozens of missile tests
  • They are to fulfill dictator Kim Jong-un’s aim to build a nuclear capable rocket 
  • US president Donald Trump says military action against the North is an option

South Korea‘s new president has warned there is a ‘high possibility’ of military clashes on its border with the North as tensions mount over Kim Jong-un‘s Pyongyang’s weapons ambitions.

Moon Jae-In, who was sworn in last week, said Kim’s nuclear and rocket programmes were ‘advancing rapidly’ days after Pyongyang launched what appeared to be its longest-range missile yet.

‘We are living in the reality where there is a high possibility of military clashes,’ he said on a visit to the defence ministry, urging the South’s military to adopt a ‘watertight defence posture’.

He went on to say he would ‘never tolerate the North’s provocations and nuclear threats’.

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