By James Smith and Lee Seung-ryongIn recent weeks, South Korea has announced that it is considering an unprecedented nuclear arms race with China, with both countries reportedly preparing for a first nuclear test in response to North Korea’s latest missile launch.
This may be the most important nuclear test the country has ever seen.
The country’s new president, Moon Jae-in, has also said he wants to see “a lot of new weapons”.
South Korea, which is in the process of overhauling its nuclear weapons arsenal, is considering a number of different options, including the use of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles, a move that has been opposed by the US, the UK, France, Russia, Japan and Germany.
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