Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
September 2009 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- South Korea plans to allocate $1.3 bln on new carrier rocket RIA Novosti 30 Sep 2009 -- South Korea will spend about $1.3 billion on the development of a new-generation space delivery vehicle.
- Command Remains Flexible as North Korean Threat Changes AFPS 29 Sep 2009 -- N. Korean threat changing and the response to the nation’s provocations must change too.
- General Cites Importance of Northeastern Asia AFPS 29 Sep 2009 -- Northeastern Asia is an area of vital national interest to the US, and American troops stand ready to defend the region.
- Korean Tour Normalization Benefits Families, U.S. Interests AFPS 29 Sep 2009 -- Tour normalization in S. Korea will benefit US servicemembers and their families and also assure Asian allies of American commitment to the region.
- USAG-RC signs memorandum of agreement with ROKA Army News 25 Sep 2009 -- Memorandum outlines the basic agreement and understanding of responsibilities for the defense of USAG RC.
- Divided Korean Families Prepare for Brief, Emotional Reunions VOA 25 Sep 2009 -- Small number of elderly South Koreans preparing to cross the border with North Korea for a family meeting.
- Denuclearization vital for peace on Korean Peninsula UN News Centre 23 Sep 2009 -- President of the ROK: Denuclearization is essential to achieving peace on the Korean Peninsula.
- South Korean president calls on North to scrap nuclear program RIA Novosti 23 Sep 2009 -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak urged the North to abandon its nuclear program.
- Clinton Discusses N. Korea Outreach with S. Korean, Japanese Counterparts VOA 21 Sep 2009 -- Secretary of State Clinton discussed a possible US-North Korea meeting with her counterparts.
- N. Korea Softens Economic Demands on South VOA 11 Sep 2009 -- North Korea has withdrawn its insistence on massive wage increases from South Korea at a jointly-run factory zone in the North. The move is widely seen as part of a broader charm offensive by Pyongyang, but comes as South Korea remains angry at a flood the North caused.
- South Korean Official Questions North's Motives After Flood VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- South Korea remains dissatisfied with Pyongyang's explanation of a deadly flood that resulted from a dam opening in North Korean territory. Seoul's chief official on North Korean policy is beginning to question publicly Pyongyang's motives.
- North Korean dam discharge kills at least three RIA Novosti 07 Sep 2009 -- The South Korean government sent a letter of protest to North Korea on Monday over the surprise discharge of water from a dam that killed at least three people, Yonhap news agency reported.
- South Korea, US Show Unified Front on North's Nuclear Weapons VOA 06 Sep 2009 -- South Korea and the United States are wrapping up senior diplomatic talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons with a show of unity. They say a six-nation process that has been underway for six years must be preserved.
- US, South Korea Hold Talks on North Korean Nuclear Program VOA 05 Sep 2009 -- Top nuclear envoys from the United States and South Korea held talks Saturday on ways to bring North Korea back to disarmament negotiations, a day after the North claimed to have succeeded in enriching uranium.
- S. Korea, U.S. Concerned By North Korean Uranium Announcement VOA 04 Sep 2009 -- DPRK announced new progress in nuclear weapon development, drawing expressions of regret and concern.
- South and North Korea reopen military hotline RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2009 -- South and North Korea restarted a joint military hotline on Wednesday more than a year after Pyongyang cut it off.
- Cargo traffic resumes on North-South Korean border RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- Border traffic between North and South Korea resumed, following months of heavy restrictions imposed by the North.
- North, South Korea Normalize Cross-Border Traffic VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- South and North Korea have resumed traffic across their tense border to a jointly run industrial zone.
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