South Korea is considering redeploying U.S. tactical weapons in the country in response to North's fresh nuclear activity. Defense minister Kim Tae-young suggested that the plan could be proposed to Washington at the Extended Deterrence Policy Committee meeting scheduled for next month.

Responding to a request by a lawmaker on whether Seoul would consider bringing back U.S. nuclear weapons on its soil, the defense minister said,  (The government) will consider what you've just said in consultation with Washington.

George Bush administration removed their stock piles from the country in December 1991 due to mounting concerns about security. Around 28,500 U.S troops are stationed in the country with no further troop reductions planned. Washington has also repeatedly recommitted itself to defending the South from possible nuclear attacks from the 'North'.