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Clinton Warns Troops of NK Threat

Nov 22,1998
U.S. President Bill Clinton stressed that U.S. forces in Korea should be in a state of high alert over a possible provocation from North Korea, which possesses mass destructive capabilities such as missiles, biological and chemical weapons and is strongly suspected to be developing nuclear weapons. He issued this warning in a speech at Osan Air Base on November 22.
In his 3rd day in Seoul, President Clinton was busy visiting U.S. military bases in and around the Seoul metropolitan area.
On Sunday morning, President Clinton visited Yongsan Memorial Church near the Hyatt Hotel, and attended mass. After the religious ceremony, he flew by helicopter to the U.S. Army's Second Division base in Pochon on the western front of the DMZ and then to Osan Air Base to show his appreciation and support to American soldiers.
In Osan, Mr. Clinton gave an address saying, 'It is believed that North Korea which might have massive killing weapons like missiles and chemical and biological weapons, so we should keep watching it.'
In the evening he invited U.S. Embassy staff members and their families to the Embassador's residence and requested more effort to strive for a better relationship between the two countries. He leaves Korea on November 23 for Guam.
Mr. Clinton placed his confidence in President Kim Dae Jung concerning the daunting North Korean problems. On his second state visit he applauded Kim for his rapid rise and statesmanship as a leader respected throughout Asia.
Mr. Clinton emphasized, 'President Kim is the only one who can solve the problems on the Korean penninsula' in a warning to North Korea.
He even quoted Kim's theory of 'Democracy with Market Economy Parallel Development' in his speech.





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