you saw President Yoon Seok-yeol's response to the Washington Declaration, which outlined ways to strengthen extended deterrence to counter
the North Korean nuclear threat, and North Korea's response. This time, I would like to connect with reporter Kim Ki-tae, who is covering President Yun's state visit, to ask him a few more questions.

Kim Ki-tae, the word nuclear sharing actually came first from the president's office, and there is no need to stick to this term. Why?

It can be seen as a summary of the position of the Office of the President on the nuclear sharing controversy in
the Washington Declaration.

In response to a U.S. official's statement that he does not consider the Washington Declaration to be a de facto nuclear share, an official from the Office of the President explained, "The Washington Declaration is not NATO-style nuclear sharing."

There is no need to stick to terminology because of the fundamental difference that NATO has US tactical nukes deployed but we don't.

Instead, the Office of the President explains that the Washington Declaration is more effective in that, unlike NATO, the ROK and the United States discuss this issue directly on a one-on-one basis.

The controversy began with Kim Tae-hyo, First Deputy National Security Council, saying at a briefing shortly after the ROK-US summit, "Our people will feel that they are actually sharing nuclear weapons with the United States."

It is difficult to avoid pointing out that the briefing by the staff, which was intended to highlight the achievements of the president's trip, increased unnecessary controversy.


Earlier, I told you what North Korean Deputy Chief Kim Yo Jong is criticizing, what does the president's office say about this?


The president's office has not issued any response.

In addition to the position announced by the Ministry of Unification, most of the officials said things like, "I have nothing to say" and "Is there a reason to answer?"

Unlike in the past, I could not even feel the mood of displeasure at the North's interlude.


President Yun also mentioned the Ukraine issue. What's it about?


Yes, in response to a question at a Harvard lecture on whether he was considering providing offensive weapons to Ukraine, President Yun replied, "We are closely monitoring the situation. There are a lot of options."

Russia has attacked Ukraine again, killing a number of civilians, and the possibility of arms support for Ukraine is open.

After a five-night, seven-day state visit to the United States, President Yun will be on his way home in a few minutes.

(Video Interview: Joo Bum and Kim Yong-woo, Video Editing: Lee Seung-yeol)