Nuclear push could bring North`s collapse: South Korea

A senior South Korean official says North Korea could bring its own collapse.

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2011, 12:01 PM IST

Seoul: A senior South Korean official says North Korea could bring its own collapse if it keeps pouring scarce national resources into its nuclear program and military.

Presidential security adviser Chun Yung-woo says in an interview with US public broadcaster PBS that North Korean leaders` "obsession" with weapons of mass destruction like nuclear weapons would be "a short-cut to their demise”.

PBS has posted part of Chun`s interview on its website. His office in Seoul says the full interview will be broadcast on Monday in the US.
South Korea has used tough language since two attacks last year blamed on North Korea killed dozens of people. But it`s still rare for a top Seoul official to publicly speak of a potential North Korean collapse.

Bureau Report