Before 1991, the Pentagon had in the South its tactical nuclear weapons and missiles. Later they were taken. On 9 May, the Committee on Armed Services U.S. House of Representatives, where at the moment is dominated by Republicans, approved amendments to the National Defence Act for 2013, in what is said about the need to increment the U.S. military presence in the western Pacific and relocate there tactical nuclear tool. The amendments also contains a requirement to provide a report on the likely effectiveness of the accommodation on the Korean Peninsula nuclear weapons, ITAR-TASS.
The initiator of the amendments, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Republican Party Trent Franks said that in recent years, Washington has not once addressed to the official Beijing's support in solving North Korea difficulties, but China, by contrast, sold North components necessary for the creation of nuclear weapons. For now, he said, it's time to focus on the protection of the North Korean danger and strengthen cooperation with its allies.
South Korea's Defense Ministry is treated badly by the return of nuclear weapons on the peninsula. Such a step Washington, on the views of Seoul, will not help resolve the North Korean nuclear problem. Apart from this, it is contrary to the provisions of the 1992 North-South Declaration on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. "The United States withdrew (from South Korea), all its tactical nuclear tool in 1991, the 180 ° turn. in this policy will cause a lot of controversy, "- said the South Korean military source.
In Seoul, said that while in the U.S. Senate steers the Democratic Party, the adoption of the amendments will be difficult.