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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Hiroshima Report 202321. South Korea ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament 20 Points Full Points 48 41.7%
Along with the other U.S. allies, South Korea advocates the “progressive approach” toward a world without nuclear weapons, through incremental practical measures. It has not signed the TPNW. It has increased reliance on extended (nuclear) deterrence. It is reported that South Korea requested the U.S. not to adopt a policy of no first use or sole purpose of nuclear weapons. South Korea has engaged in promoting the CTBT’s entry into force, and developing its verification systems. It participates in the IPNDV. It also actively advocates nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation education.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation 51 Points Full Points 61 83.6%
South Korea acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol, and has applied the integrated safeguards. It has continued to urge North Korea to resolve nuclear issues.
Nuclear Security 29 Points Full Points 38 76.3%
South Korea has ratified all nuclear security-related conventions and established a national implementation system for A/CPPNM. They last hosted an IPPAS mission in 2014. They submitted a joint working document on HEU minimization to the NPT Review Conference and has continued its international efforts after removing all HEU from South Korea. They have participated in almost all INFCIRC initiatives and continue to contribute to the NSF.
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