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October 2010 - South Korea Special Weapons News

  • Reunion of Separated Families from North and South Begins KCNA 30 Oct 2010 -- The reunion of separated families and relatives from the north and the south started at Mt. Kumgang Resort on Saturday under an agreement reached between the Red Cross organizations of the north and the south to arrange the reunion on the occasion of the Harvest Moon Day according to the proposal made by the DPRK side on its own initiative.
  • North, South Korea hold family reunions RIA Novosti 30 Oct 2010 -- More than 400 South Koreans crossed into North Korea on Saturday for a short reunion with relatives separated by the Korean War in the 1950s, despite increased tensions after an exchange of fire, local media reported.
  • S. Korean Military Authorities' Rejection of Contact Denounced KCNA 29 Oct 2010 -- A spokesman for the north side's delegation to the north-south military talks issued the following statement Friday denouncing the south side for rejecting the north-south military working talks:
  • India, S Korea reach agreement on civil nuclear cooperation IRNA 29 Oct 2010 -- India and South Korea have reached an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation.
  • U.S.-South Korea Exercises Will Resume, Commander Says AFPS 26 Oct 2010 -- Top US commander in South Korea expressed confidence that the next in a series of US-South Korean military exercises will proceed soon.
  • KCNA and ROK Policy KCNA 26 Oct 2010 -- ROK Army Chief of Staff Hwang Ui Don asserted that the "conception of 'principal enemy' has been internally used" while daring list the DPRK as "enemies."
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Atmosphere of Dialogue KCNA 25 Oct 2010 -- Dialogue and contacts are taking place between the north and the south of Korea.
  • KCNA and ROK Minister of Unification KCNA 25 Oct 2010 -- Minister of Unification Hyon In Thaek in a lecture: "impossible to have development of the inter-Korean relations' without the 'settlement of the nuclear issue."
  • US-South Korea Joint Air Battle Exercises KCNA 24 Oct 2010 -- The south Korean military staged large-scale madcap joint air battle exercises with U.S. forces in the air over the western part of the Korean Peninsula.
  • National Cooperation Called for KCNA 24 Oct 2010 -- National cooperation serves as a source of great might and driving force to advance the cause of national reunification.
  • South Korea Leads Maritime Training on Intercepting Illegal Weapons VOA 13 Oct 2010 -- South Korea for the first time is leading a multinational maritime exercise under the Proliferation Security Initiative, known as PSI. The program is intended to intercept illicit weapons and materials to make weapons of mass destruction. Seoul had initially been reluctant to join such drills to avoid antagonizing Pyongyang.
  • North Korea Appears Capable of Jamming GPS Receivers VOA 07 Oct 2010 -- Defense officials in South Korea and military analysts elsewhere are expressing concern about what they call a new type of threat from Pyongyang. The North Koreans, according to South Korea's government, are now capable of disrupting GPS receivers, which are a critical component of modern military and civilian navigation.
  • US, South Korean Diplomats Discuss Power Shift in North VOA 07 Oct 2010 -- A top-ranking U.S. diplomat says Washington and Seoul need to "remain in lockstep" to respond to any developments on the Korean peninsula. Kurt Campbell's meetings with South Korean officials come as Pyongyang shows signs that preparations for a power transfer are under way.
  • Gates, South Korean Counterpart to Discuss Exercises, Plans AFPS 06 Oct 2010 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his South Korean counterpart will assess during meetings later this week the recent joint military exercises designed to send a deterrent message to North Korea, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell told reporters yesterday.
  • Notice Sent to Unification Ministry of S. Korea KCNA 02 Oct 2010 -- The General Guidance Bureau for the Development of Scenic Spots of the DPRK Saturday sent a notice to the Ministry of Unification of south Korea proposing the working talks between the authorities of the north and the south.
  • North Korea Proposes New Tourism Talks with Seoul VOA 02 Oct 2010 -- North Korea is asking South Korea for new talks aimed at reopening a North Korean resort to South Korean tourists.
  • Libya, South Korea End Diplomatic Dispute VOA 01 Oct 2010 -- Libya and South Korea have ended a months-long diplomatic dispute that was sparked by accusations of South Korean spying on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
  • South Korea Gets New Prime Minister VOA 01 Oct 2010 -- South Korea's parliament has approved a new prime minister, filling a post that has been vacant since August.

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