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Nuclear Weapons Use Will ‘End’ Kim Regime, US, South Korea Say

Voice of America News reports: “The United States and South Korean defense leaders are warning Pyongyang that any use of nuclear weapons by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be the ‘end’ of his regime.

‘[U.S. Defense] Secretary [Lloyd] Austin and I affirmed that any nuclear attack by the DPRK, including the use of tactical nuclear weapons, is unacceptable and will result in the end of the Kim Jong Un regime by the overwhelming and decisive response of the alliance,’ South Korean Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-sup told reporters Thursday at the Pentagon.

In a show of solidarity, the two defense leaders also announced that they were extending the ongoing joint military exercise Vigilant Storm beyond Friday, when it was set to end…”

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