South Korea has no immediate plans to build nuclear-powered submarines nor has it discussed the issue with the United States, an official from Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday.
A South Korean newspaper reported that the allies have already reached an agreement on the issue and that it will soon be announced.
Cheong Wa Dae (Yonhap)
"The report about an agreement between South Korea and the US about nuclear-propelled submarines is not true, and no agreement of any sort has been reached between the two countries," a Cheong Wa Dae official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Another Cheong Wa Dae official, currently in New York for the UN General Assembly, said the countries have not even held any kind of discussion on the subject. (Yonhap)