- 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
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’.