Seoul is likely to double its missile warhead weight as US has agreed Monday “in principle” to remove a warhead weight limit on its missiles.
However, the missiles would still be bound by a flight range cap of 800 km as no changes to the flight range were mentioned in the Blue House statement.
Under the existing missile agreement between the United States and South Korea, Seoul’s warheads currently face a cap of 500 kg (1100 lb). The agreement that was last amended in 2012, is in the process of being changed in the wake of a series of missile tests by North Korea this year.
During a call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Us President Donald Trump also gave “conceptual approval” for South Korea to buy multi-billion dollars worth weapons from the United States.
Both the countries agreed to apply the strongest sanctions and pressure on North Korea through the United Nations, South Korea’s presidential office was quoted as saying by Reuters Monday.
The UN Security Council should seek ways to sever North Korea’s foreign currency income, including from its workers employed abroad and oil shipments, Moon said in a separate phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday.
North Korea said it tested an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile on Sunday, prompting global condemnation and a US warning of a military response if it or its allies were threatened.
Most analysts and policymakers agree cutting off supplies of oil to North Korea would hurt its economy. However, there is clear stance from China, the North’s biggest ally and trade partner, if it would cooperate.
South Korea said earlier that it was talking to the United States about deploying aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula due to increased possibility of North Korea launching more missiles.
South Korea's intelligence service has registered the transportation of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to the west coast of the country. The rocket started moving on Monday, a day after North Korea's sixth nuclear test, and was spotted moving at night to avoid surveillance, South Korea's Asia Business Daily reported
North Korea is likely to be readying another ballistic missile launch following its sixth nuclear test Sunday. South Koreas military has observed, what it infers as the preparation for a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test, Chang Kyung-soo, a South Korean Defense Ministry official was quoted as saying to lawmakers by
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Shrugging off United Nations sanctions and muscle flexing by the United States, North Korea today conducted its most powerful nuclear test ever claiming it as a “complete success of a hydrogen warhead for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).” Todays test measured 6
Seoul marked the first public display of its Hyunmoo II-C 800Km Ballistic Missile which can hit most areas in North Korea. The unveiling of the Hyunmoo-class surface-to-surface ballistic missiles yesterday was part of a package of advanced missile systems capable of targeting North Korea
The US military has deployed a pair of B-1B bombers and four F-35B fighter jets in a bombing drill with South Korea along the border with North Korea. "They dropped inert bombs onto the Pilseung shooting range in Taebaek, Gangwon Province, during the exercise held from noon till 2:30 p
The US does not want rearm South Korea with nuclear weapons to match North. “The US does not support the reintroduction of tactical nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, although we certainly understand those feelings especially in light of the recent nuclear test (by the North),” Lt
US intelligence agents have reached South Korea to collect North Korea related information. The information gathering mission includes a review, and possibly an update of emergency evacuation plans for over 200000 Americans residing in South Korea,
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