In the event of a military conflict with the DPRK, the U.S. will not be able to ensure the safety of the capital of South Korea, and a private military base. This opinion was expressed in his Twitter member of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Alexey Pushkov Monday, April 17.
“Given the Korean crisis: for all its power, the US is not able to protect Seoul and its bases in South Korea from retaliation of the DPRK,” wrote the Senator.
Earlier in the day, the Kremlin urged to avoid provocations on the Korean Peninsula. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow will not accept “nuclear adventurous actions” of Pyongyang.
On the morning of 17 April, Vice-President Mike Pence arrived at a U.S. military base in South Korea, located near the border with North Korea. He intends to hold a meeting with military leaders and to meet with soldiers.
Visit Penny comes amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Earlier in April, the naval forces of the United States concentrated in the region of the strike group led by the aircraft carrier “Carl Vinson”. It was reported that the Americans are willing to launch a preemptive strike on North Korean military installations.
Pyongyang in response threatened a devastating nuclear strike. North Korea also said that the goal of the air strikes in the event of U.S. aggression. Is the us military bases in Japan, South Korea and the residence of the President of South Korea in Seoul, reported RIA Novosti with reference to the report of the General staff of the DPRK.