Maritime interdiction drill to stop North Korea’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

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Yesterday, when North Korea launched a space launch vehicle, a maritime deterrence exercise led by the South Korean military was held in Jeju waters.

It is an international exercise to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in North Korea.

Reporter Shin Soo-ah visited the training site.

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A ship believed to be full of weapons of mass destruction has appeared at sea.

A fast boat is sent.

Coast Guard commandos are on board to ensure the captain’s identity, and members of the Navy’s UDT task force are searching and finding abnormal substances.

It was a nerve agent used in chemical weapons.

It is a virtual exercise where South Korea cooperates with the countries of the Non-Proliferation Initiative (PSI) such as the US, Japan and Australia to stop them when intelligence comes in that a suspicious ship is passing through the southeastern seas of Jeju .

The helicopter is unable to fly due to the strong winds in the Jeju sea, and training is underway while anchored at the naval base here.

It’s not a specific country in mind, but it’s actually training targeting North Korea.

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State of the United States, who observed the exercise, emphasized that the launch of North Korea’s military reconnaissance satellite yesterday is also a proliferation activity that harms regional security and stability, and said, “We will work with our partners, including the South Korea, to fight against it.”

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“We intend to work with our partners to combat these proliferation activities that undermine security and stability, especially in this region and around the world.”

This is the first time that a high-level meeting of the Counter-Frequency Initiative has been held in conjunction with an international maritime deterrence exercise.

Military authorities said they would play a leading role in preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

This is Shin Soo-ah from MBC News.


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