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July 2005 South Korea Special Weapons News

  • Top Military Officers from North and South Korea Agree To Increase Contacts VOA 20 Jul 2005 -- North and South Korean military authorities have agreed at their first face-to-face meeting in a year to set up hotlines to prevent naval clashes. The agreement was reached just days before the two Koreas are scheduled to take part in multi-national talks aimed at ending the North's nuclear-weapons programs.
  • Inter-Korean Contacts Expand As Talks Approach VOA 18 Jul 2005 -- With talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs set to resume next week, the two Koreas are expanding contacts with each other.
  • South Koreans Fighting Eviction of a North Korean School in Tokyo VOA 15 Jul 2005 -- A group of South Koreans, including more than 30 members of that country's National Assembly, are appealing to Tokyo's metropolitan government not to evict a Korean elementary school from land that it has used rent-free from decades. What is remarkable about the support from South Korea is that the school is run by an association allied with communist North Korea.
  • Rice Backs Seoul's North Korea Electricity Proposalt VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has expressed support for a South Korean proposal to provide energy to North Korea in exchange for nuclear disarmament.
  • South Korea Electricity For North If Pyongyang Ends Nuke Programs VOA 12 Jul 2005 -- South Korea's government says it will directly supply electricity to North Korea if Pyongyang gives up its nuclear weapons programs. The offer is at the heart of Seoul's latest initiative to persuade Pyongyang to disarm.
  • Korean LPX launched Thales 12 Jul 2005 -- On Tuesday 12 July, South Korea launched the first LPX amphibious landing ship at the shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries & Constructions Co. in Busan.
  • North and South Korea Prepare For Resumption of Nuclear Talks VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- On the eve of a visit by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, South Korean officials are welcoming North Korea's plans to return to talks about its nuclear-weapons programs. But the United States and South Korea caution the new round of nuclear negotiations must produce progress, and not just words.
  • South Korea Sends Condolences To London, Prepares Security For November APEC Summit VOA 08 Jul 2005 -- South Korea officials have sent condolences over the London attacks, while taking steps to cushion any impact the bombings may have on the country's economy. Meanwhile, security forces are preparing for South Korea's own gathering of world leaders, scheduled for November.

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