North Korea concerned about rise in South Korea’s military spending

By | September 13, 2019

According to data, both North and South Korea have left no stones unturned in pouring resources into advancing their militaries in spite of increased show of diplomacy since 2018. This has resulted in a point of tension which has intensified especially since talks have ceased.

Militaries of both the countries have approached the front with North Korea recently launching its short-range missile, building an arsenal with, according to the country, is vital in case it has to defend itself against newest South Korean weapons.

It was reported by North Koran state media on Wednesday how their leader, Kim Jong Un, had personally looked over the testing of a large multiple-rocket launch system on Tuesday. According to experts, this weapon is the kind with South Korean forces find threatening.

Pyongyang has severely expressed criticism of military drills between the U.S. and South Korea, along with South Korea’s defense finding in case of an attack. These include stealth fighters, an aircraft carrier, spy satellites, etc.

KCNA, a North Korean state news network, stated on Friday stated how South Korea’s work towards advancing their weapons system was an unforgivable act of disloyalty which risked disturbing the peace on the peninsula.

When asked to comment, South Korea’s Ministry of National Defence failed to respond.

The administration of Moon Jae-in, the President of South Korea, has dedicated billions of dollars to the budget for South Koran defense. It is important to note that the nation’s defense is already considered to be among the greatest around the globe.

The Ministry of Nation Defence publicized in July how South Korea intends to build the country’s very first light aircraft carrier. In August it revealed a plan which intended spend nearly $239bn more between years 2020 and 2024.

After the plan’s initial announcement, the Ministry of National Defence stated how the government is focusing on their defence capabilities following the latest uncertainties in the security environment.