South Korea has signified its intention to participate in a US-led military exercise aimed at deterring the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Dubbed Fortune Guard 22, the drill in Honolulu will simulate rapid military decision-making, operational interdiction, seizure, and disposition of various types of WMD.

The exercise will allow participants to share critical information in responding to simulated chemical, biological, and nuclear threats.

The US State Department said that the exercise will provide a platform for participating nations to practice countering those who proliferate WMDs.

It will also reportedly enhance their capabilities in addressing these threats.

Apart from the US and South Korea, 19 other nations will participate in the drill.

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