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At yesterday’s Armed Forces Day ceremony, a strong warning message came out against North Korea.
President Yun Seok-yeol urged North Korea to make a decision to denuclearize, and stressed that South Korea-US joint exercises would be further strengthened.
Lee Jeong-eun is a reporter.
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Celebrating the first Armed Forces Day since the inauguration of President Yoon Seok-yeol.
It was held at Gyeryong University, Chungcheongnam-do, known as the heart of the Armed Forces for the first time in six years.
With North Korea firing four short-range ballistic missiles in a week, President Yun’s message focused on warning North Korea and strengthening the ROK-US alliance.
He urged North Korea to make a decision to denuclearize for peace and common prosperity on the Korean Peninsula, and said it would respond ‘overwhelmingly’ to provocations.
“If North Korea tries to use nuclear weapons, it will face a decisive and overwhelming response from the ROK-US alliance and our military.”
In fact, Korean 3-axis system forces such as multiple rockets and surface-to-ground ballistic missiles were moved into the field.
In the video explaining the three-axis system, the Hyunmoo missile, whose specific specifications are top secret, was also revealed.
“This includes the powerful Hyunmoo ballistic missile, which contains the world’s largest warhead weight.”
Unlike former President Moon Jae-in, who emphasized the declaration of an end to the war against North Korea at the Armed Forces Day ceremony a year ago, the Yoon Seok-yeol administration’s stance of responding to the North Korean threat with ‘ strong defense force’ clearly revealed.
To this end, the strengthening of the ROK-US alliance was emphasized again.
“The government will further strengthen ROK-US joint exercises and exercises to realize an ‘alliance in action’ that strongly responds to North Korea’s provocations and threats.”
Meanwhile, key figures from the military and political circles attended the ceremony, and President Yoon met and greeted President Lee Jae-myung, leader of the Democratic Party of Korea, for the first time since the televised presidential election debate the month of March.
This is Lee Jung-eun from MBC News.
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