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(LEAD) S. Korea denies seeking redeployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons
SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Tuesday denied it was considering redeployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons on its territory, watering down a sensitive remark by its defense chief who raised the possibility a day ago.

In response to North Korea's revelation of a new uranium enrichment facility, Defense Minister Kim Tae-yong had raised the possibility on Monday, telling a lawmaker who asked if South Korea would consider such redeployment that the government "will review what you said."South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young (L) hurriedly leaves the National Assembly for the Defense Ministry upon hearing a report on North Korea's firing of hundreds of rounds of artillery toward South Korean waters and Yeonpyeong Island around 2:34 p.m. on Nov. 23, injuring several soldiers and civilians. (Yonhap)
"South Korea and the U.S. have not discussed redeployment of tactical nuclear weapons," a senior official at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said. "And the issue is not a subject of discussion."

   "Our aim is to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, and that will not change," the official said on the condition of anonymity.