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SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Yonhap) -- A group of South Korean opposition lawmakers said Sunday the U.S. government responded negatively to their request to redeploy tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula during their visit to Washington.
The legislators of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party returned Saturday from their four-day trip to meet State Department officials, Congress members and influential scholars.
In a press release they said they conveyed South Koreans' concerns about North Korea's evolving military capabilities and their growing support for the deployment of U.S. nuclear assets, which were withdrawn in 1991, and even the country's own nuclear armament.
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