Only when Seoul develops a nuclear bomb will the way for substantive negotiations between the two Koreas open. Paradoxically, denuclearization is possible on the Korean Peninsula only when both Koreas have nuclear arms, exercise mutual restraint and conduct nuclear disarmament talks. We can no longer entrust our lives and territorial security to the incompetence of world powers that have failed to settle the North Korean nuclear issue for over two decades. We have to take charge, and to do that we need to develop nuclear weapons.Because of course North Korea won't see any increased threat to its own security or existence by a nuclear-armed South Korea.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A column in the Chosun Ilbo calls for South Korea to acquire nuclear weapons: