Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
June 2005 South Korea Special Weapons News
- GE's Contracts with Samsung to Provide LM500 Gas Turbines to Power Republic of Korea Navy's PK(X) Patrol Boat GE Marine 30 Jun 2005 -- GE Transportation announced it will supply Samsung Techwin, the Republic of Korea (ROK), with several GE LM500 aeroderivative marine gas turbine kits. Once assembled and tested by Samsung Techwin, the LM500 marine gas turbines will be used to power the ROK Navy's next generation PK(X) patrol boats.
- Military Balance on Korean Peninsula Continues, General Says Washington File 30 Jun 2005 -- North Korea might have one or two nuclear weapons, but that has not upset the military balance on the Korean Peninsula, according to General Leon LaPorte, the commander of U.S. and U.N. forces in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and U.S.-ROK combined forces.
- Senior South Korean Official Heads To US To Seek Meeting of Minds with Washington VOA 28 Jun 2005 -- South Korea's chief policymaker on North Korea heads to Washington this week. He is expected to seek a meeting of the minds with some of Pyongyang's sharpest U.S. critics on how to deal with North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.
- South Korea Opposition Leader: Seoul Should Talk Tougher to North VOA 27 Jun 2005 -- The head of South Korea's main opposition party says Seoul should make clear to Pyongyang that continuing with its nuclear weapons programs will have consequences. She criticized the Seoul government for downplaying major issues in its effort not to offend the North.
- Roh Moo Hyun Meets North Side's Delegation KCNA 25 Jun 2005 -- President of south Korea Roh Moo Hyun Thursday met the north side's delegation led by Kwon Ho Ung, chief councilor of the DPRK Cabinet, attending the 15th north-south ministerial talks.
- Joint Press Release on 15th Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks Issued KCNA 25 Jun 2005 -- A joint press release was published at the 15th North-South Ministerial Talks held in Seoul Thursday.
- 15th Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks Close KCNA 24 Jun 2005 -- 15th north-south ministerial talks that opened in Seoul on June 22 came to a close Thursday.
- Koreas Agree On Agenda, But No Date For Nuke Talks VOA 23 Jun 2005 -- After three days of talks, senior North and South Korean delegates have failed to agree on a date for renewed multi-national nuclear weapons talks. But they restated their commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic solution to the issue, and announced a number of new North-South cooperation initiatives.
- South Korean Defense Minister Offers Resignation After Soldier Goes Berserk VOA 22 Jun 2005 -- South Korea's defense minister has tendered his resignation after a South Korean soldier killed eight fellow soldiers in a shooting spree.
- South Korean President May Meet North Korean Delegates VOA 22 Jun 2005 -- Senior North Korean delegates visiting Seoul are reiterating that Pyongyang is ready to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for friendly treatment by the United States. But the delegates concluded their second day of talks with no concrete date for resuming multi-lateral nuclear disarmament talks.
- South Korea Seeks Progress on Nuclear Issue in Talks With North VOA 21 Jun 2005 -- The highest-level North Korean delegation to visit South Korea in a year has arrived in Seoul for a four-day visit. South Korean delegates hope to build on last week's meetings in Pyongyang to achieve progress toward ending the North's nuclear programs.
- Koizumi and Roh Back Six-Party Nuclear Talks, Seek Understanding on History VOA 20 Jun 2005 -- The leaders of Japan and South Korea have agreed to pursue joint research aimed at easing tensions over the countries' differing perceptions of history. In a brief "shuttle summit," they also pledged cooperation on efforts to end North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.
- Secretary-General looks to unification of Korean Peninsula on Anniversary of Accord UN News Centre 15 Jun 2005 -- On the fifth anniversary of the historic summit meeting between the two countries of the Korean Peninsula, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on both nations to continue dialogue and cooperation in the interest of furthering peace, prosperity, democracy and eventual unification.
- Two Koreas Celebrate Summit Anniversary, But Major Challenges Remain VOA 15 Jun 2005 -- A delegation of South Koreans is in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, to mark five years since the two nations held a historic summit. Many South Koreans praise the inter-Korean cooperation that followed that meeting. However, many say the North Korean nuclear issue still poses a serious challenge to peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.
- S. Korean Authorities Delegation Here KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- A delegation of the south side's authorities led by Minister of Unification Jong Tong Yong arrived here Tuesday to attend the grand festival for national reunification to be held in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the June 15 Joint Declaration.
- S. Korean Delegations Here KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- A delegation of the south side headed by Paek Rak Chong, chairman of the south side's preparatory committee for joint functions of Koreans in the north and the south and overseas to implement the June 15 joint declaration, arrived here
- Hyundai Asan Delegation Here KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- A delegation of Hyundai Asan led by Hyon Jong Un, chairperson of Hyundai Group of south Korea, arrived here today
- Roh 'Sure' Nuclear Talks With North Will Resume, Preparing 'Aggressive' Incentives VOA 13 Jun 2005 -- South Korea's president says he is sure that multinational negotiations on ending North Korea's nuclear programs will resume. He and other world leaders threw their support behind diplomacy with the North at a conference marking a historic North-South meeting.
- President Bush, South Korea Urge North to Return to Nuclear Talks VOA 10 Jun 2005 -- President Bush says the United States and South Korea share the same goal of convincing North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program. Mr. Bush's remarks came during talks at the White House with his South Korean counterpart, Roh Moo-hyun.
- Bush: U.S., South Korea United On N. Korea Nukes Issue AFPS 10 Jun 2005 -- President Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun today said their governments are united in keeping the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free.
- U.S., South Korea "Are of One Voice" on North Korea, Bush Says Washington File 10 Jun 2005 -- President Bush says the United States and South Korea speak with "one voice" in urging North Korea to respond to a June 2004 proposal to abandon nuclear weapons.
- North Korea: Beijing, Seoul Seen As Key To Pyongyang Nuclear Talks RFE/RL 09 Jun 2005 -- For the United States to be successful in getting North Korea to roll back its nuclear weapons program, analysts say, it will need special help from China and South Korea.
- South Korean President Heads to Talks in Washington VOA 09 Jun 2005 -- The president of South Korea is on his way to a meeting with President Bush at the White House.
- Japanese, South Korean Ministers Discuss North's Nukes AFPS 04 Jun 2005 -- Korean and Japanese defense ministers today called on North Korea to return to the Six-Party Talks aimed at ending North Korea's push for nuclear weapons.
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