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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean lawmakers from the Saenuri Party, the country’s conservative ruling party, stepped up their battle cry at the National Assembly this week: It’s time for South Korea to man up and make its own nuclear weapons, they said.

“The only way to defend our survival would be to maintain a balance of terror that confronts nuclear with nuclear,” said Representative Shim Jae-cheol at a National Assembly meeting in Seoul on Tuesday, as quoted in the Joongang Ilbo.

Lawmakers also called for greater measures in launching preemptive strikes on critical targets and lifting the maximum limit on South Korean ballistic missiles as mandated by law.

South Korea calls for development of nuclear weapons

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