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June 2016 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- Russia Categorically Opposes Plans to Deploy US THAAD Systems in S Korea Sputnik 30 Jun 2016 -- Russia categorically opposes plans to deploy US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense systems in South Korea since this will pose direct threat to the country's security, Russian Ambassador to South Korea Alexander Timonin told Sputnik in an interview.
- Pyongyang Jams S Korea's GPS Signals Over 2,000 Times Sputnik 30 Jun 2016 -- Trying to sabotage regular US-South Korea joint military drills, North Korea transmitted over 2,000 jamming signals against its southern neighbor in the last six years, threatening to down hundreds of passenger airplanes, a South Korean MP revealed Wednesday.
- The 4th U.S.-Republic of Korea Bilateral Cyber Consultations US Dept. of State 29 Jun 2016
- US, South Korea, Japan launch joint missile drill Press TV 29 Jun 2016 -- South Korea, Japan and the United States have held their first joint ballistic missile defense exercise in waters off Hawaii amid rising tensions with North Korea.
- Xi urges caution on possible deployment of U.S. missile system in ROK People's Daily 29 Jun 2016 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged the Republic of Korea (ROK) to address China's concerns on security and "cautiously and appropriately" address the United States' plan to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the country.
- Beijing Urges Seoul to Be Cautious About US Deployment of THAAD System Sputnik 29 Jun 2016 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Seoul to be cautious about the US plan to deploy its Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea.
- Seoul Says North Korean Ships Equipped With US Machine Guns Sputnik 28 Jun 2016 -- North Korea has started to equip its ships with US made multi-barrelled machine guns, South Korean media reported.
- South Korean Government Develops Remote Controlled Howitzers Sputnik 28 Jun 2016 -- The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of South Korea wants to improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the Republic of Korea Army's (RoKA's) 155 mm artillery systems on the battlefield.
- Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK)-Japan Video Conference DoD 24 Jun 2016 -- Today, Ms. Kelly Magsamen, Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs; ROK Deputy Minister of National Defense for Policy Yoo Jeh-seung; and Japan Director General for Defense Policy Satoshi Maeda co-chaired a trilateral interagency video conference.
- South Korean Military Commanders to Meet After North Ballistic Missile Test Sputnik 23 Jun 2016 -- South Korea is planning to hold a top military commanders' meeting to access the country's readiness to deal with North Korea's provocations, South Korean media report.
- S.Korea denounces DPRK's missile launches as violation of UN resolutions People's Daily 22 Jun 2016 -- South Korea on Wednesday denounced the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s test-launches of two missiles, which were believed to be intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missiles, as it violated UN Security Council resolutions banning any test of the DPRK's ballistic missile technology.
- Seoul: Sanctions Against N Korea May Be Toughened Over New Missile Launches Sputnik 22 Jun 2016 -- South Korean foreign ministry warned Wednesday that sanctions against North Korea may be toughened after the country launched two ballistic missiles.
- Seoul: N. Korea Tests 2 Ballistic Missiles, 1 Fails VOA 22 Jun 2016 -- North Korea on Wednesday fired two ballistic missile from its east coast, U.S. and South Korean military officials said. At least one of the two attempts failed.
- Japan, South Korea on alert for possible North Korea missile test Press TV 21 Jun 2016 -- Japan has put its military on high alert over what is said to be signs of another attempt by North Korea to launch a missile from its east coast.
- South Korea Warns of Islamic State Threat Against US Bases VOA 20 Jun 2016 -- South Korea is taking increased security measures to prevent a potential attack from the Islamic State (IS), after the country's intelligence agency warned that the terrorist group may be targeting both U.S. military installations and civilians on the Korean peninsula.
- S. Korean Navy Stages War Maneuvers in Biggest Hotspot Waters KCNA 17 Jun 2016 -- The Command of the Second Fleet of the south Korean puppet navy sponsored madcap maneuvers in the biggest hotspot waters around the five islands in the West Sea of Korea on Thursday, according to the south Korean Yonhap News.
- South Korean Military Shuts Down Chinese Illegal Fishing, Navy on Alert Sputnik 11 Jun 2016 -- South Korea launched a military patrol to repel Chinese fishing boats illegally fishing in neutral waters close to an area of the Yellow Sea disputed by North and South Korea.
- Pyongyang Proposes Intra-Korean Meeting on Reunification Sputnik 10 Jun 2016 -- North Korea has proposed to hold an inter-Korean meeting on reunification, which would coincide with the 71st anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule, local media reported Friday.
- Spokesman for DPRK Red Cross Society Urges S. Korean Authorities to Send Back All Abductees of DPRK KCNA 09 Jun 2016 -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the DPRK Red Cross Society on Thursday gave an answer to the question put by KCNA as regards the fact that the south Korean puppet Intelligence Service (IS) is desperately conducting an anti-DPRK smear campaign, while resorting to its operations to allure and abduct citizens of the DPRK.
- S.Korea expresses worry about DPRK's restart of plutonium reprocessing People's Daily 08 Jun 2016 -- South Korea's unification ministry in charge of inter-Korean affairs on Wednesday expressed deep worry about a report that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had restarted plutonium reprocessing activities at its main nuclear complex.
- Japan, US, South Korea Agree to Step Up Pressure on North Korea Sputnik 01 Jun 2016 -- The foreign ministers of Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to increase pressure on North Korea and are against possible negotiations, Japanese media reported.
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