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South Korea does not aim to change U.S. missile defense deal: security adviser

South Korea does not aim to change its agreement on the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system to protect against North Korea, in spite of a decision to delay its full installation, Seoul’s top national security adviser said on Friday. Chung Eui-yong called the decision to delay installation of remaining …

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South Korea’s Moon takes oath of office as president

South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday he was prepared to visit North Korea and was ready to negotiate with China and the United States over a controversial anti-missile defense system soon after he was sworn in on Wednesday. Moon took the oath of office in a simple …

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South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; Trump calls Asia allies

South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1 billion battery designed to defend against North Korea. In a telephone call on Sunday, Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. …

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U.S. submarine makes South Korea port call, North remains defiant

A nuclear-powered U.S. submarine made a port call in South Korea on Tuesday in a show of force amid concerns that North Korea may mark the foundation of its military with a missile launch or a nuclear test, defying U.S. and Chinese pressure. The port call by the USS Michigan, …

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South Korea on heightened alert as North Korea readies for army anniversary

South Korea was on heightened alert on Friday ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang. North Korea will mark the 85th anniversary of the foundation of …

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Trump explained U.S. position on THAAD to Xi: South Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump told South Korea on Saturday he had explained to China’s President Xi Jinping America’s position on the deployment of an anti-missile defense system to South Korea, according to a statement from South Korea’s acting leader. Trump informed South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn in a Saturday …

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North Korea rocket-engine test shows ‘meaningful’ progress: South Korea

South Korea said on Monday North Korea’s latest rocket-engine test showed “meaningful” advancement in engine function. “Through this test, it is found that engine function has made meaningful progress but further analysis is needed for exact thrust and possible uses,” Lee Jin-woo, deputy spokesman for the South Korean defense ministry, …

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Critics of South Korea’s ousted Park call for her arrest

Opponents of South Korea’s ousted leader, Park Geun-hye, demanded on Saturday that she be arrested a day after she was thrown out of office over a corruption scandal involving the country’s conglomerates. Park’s critics said they would rally in central Seoul, where they have been gathering every weekend for months, …

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U.S. starts deploying THAAD system in South Korea after North Korea missile test

The United States started to deploy the first elements of its advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to South Korea following North Korea’s test of four ballistic missiles, U.S. Pacific Command said on Tuesday. The announcement came as North Korean state media said leader Kim Jong Un …

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South Korea believes half-brother of North Korea leader was murdered

South Korea said on Wednesday it believed the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been murdered, as Malaysian authorities moved the body to another hospital for an autopsy to identify the cause of death, sources told Reuters. U.S. government sources told Reuters they believed that Kim Jong …

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