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September 2017 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- S Korea Fears Provocations From N Korea During Traditional Harvest Holiday Sputnik 30 Sep 2017 -- The Yonhap news agency said Saturday citing a military source that the South Korean military was on high alert in view of possible provocations from the North.
- US Soldiers, South Korea conduct first combined short range air defense exercise on Korean Peninsula Army News 29 Sep 2017 -- Soldiers assigned to 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment partnered with Republic of Korea forces for the first combined short range air defense training event on the Korean Peninsula.
- South Korea Wants Wartime Control of its Military VOA 28 Sep 2017 -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in says his government has stepped up efforts to take back wartime operational control (OPCON) of its forces from the U.S.-led command structure, at a time when North Korea and the U.S. are both threatening war.
- S Korea says 'more provocation' expected of North soon Press TV 28 Sep 2017 -- South Korea says it worries that North Korea would take more "provocative action" in the Korean Peninsula region next month, when the anniversary of the establishment of its communist party arrives.
- South Korea to Boost Military Arsenal With Nuclear Submarines, Spy Satellites Sputnik 25 Sep 2017 -- South Korea is considering boosting its three-axis defense program by building its own nuclear-powered submarines and acquiring spy satellites to counter the North Korea threat.
- South Korea says quake in North Korea was not result of blast Press TV 23 Sep 2017 -- South Korea's weather service has rejected a claim that a recent earthquake in North Korea was caused by an explosion, saying it was a natural tremor.
- Trump, Moon Agree to Enhanced Deployment of US Assets in South Korea Sputnik 22 Sep 2017 -- US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to deploy US strategic assets in and around South Korea on a rotational basis to tackle the North Korean threat.
- South Korea Pledges Not to Deploy Tactical Nuclear Weapon Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- According to a statement published by the South Korean Foreign Ministry's website, the country won't deploy any tactical nuclear weapon on the Korean peninsula.
- Republic of Korea, at General Assembly, calls for more active UN role in solving nuclear crisis UN News 21 Sep 2017 -- The United Nations must play a more active role in resolving the crisis posed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) nuclear and missile programmes, both by promoting dialogue and through sanctions, Republic of Korea (ROK) President Moon Jae-in told world leaders today.
- Seoul: North Korea must take Trump's threat seriously Press TV 20 Sep 2017 -- South Korea says North Korea must take seriously a recent threat by US President Donald Trump that the US would "totally destroy" the country if it is forced to.
- US, South Korea stage joint drill near North Korea border Press TV 19 Sep 2017 -- US and South Korean troops have staged a joint drill in a village near the North Korean border in what could reignite anger in Pyongyang about increased provocations by the two allies.
- U.S., Japanese, South Korean Aircraft Conduct Show of Force Flights AFPS 18 Sep 2017 -- U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft joined Japanese and South Korean military aircraft in a sequenced show of force over the Korean Peninsula yesterday in response to North Korea's Sept. 14 launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan.
- US military forces hold joint military exercises with South Korea, Japan Press TV 18 Sep 2017 -- The United States military has carried out several flights over the Korean Peninsula in joint bombing drills with the South amid escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.
- US, Allied Warplanes Stage Live-fire Exercise Over Korean Peninsula VOA 18 Sep 2017 -- Almost a dozen U.S., Japanese and South Korean warplanes armed with live weapons flew over the Korean peninsula in what the U.S. military is describing as a "sequenced bilateral show of force" in response to North Korea's latest missile launch.
- U.S. aircraft carrier to conduct joint exercise with S.Korean forces in Oct. People's Daily 18 Sep 2017 -- A U.S. aircraft carrier and its accompanying battleships will conduct a joint exercise with South Korean forces next month amid rising geopolitical risks on the Korean Peninsula.
- Despite North Korea Sanctions, South Korea Plans to Send Aid VOA 18 Sep 2017 -- Even though South Korean President Moon Jae-in seems to have more closely aligned with the hardline U.S. approach to pressure Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear program, his government in Seoul is planning to send $8 million in humanitarian aid to North Korea.
- South Korea, US agree on putting more pressure on North Korea: Seoul Press TV 17 Sep 2017 -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his American counterpart, Donald Trump, have reportedly agreed to exert extra pressure on North Korea.
- S. Korean military conducts live-fire drill in east waters after DPRK's missile launch People's Daily 15 Sep 2017 -- South Korea's military conducted a live-fire drill with its homegrown ballistic missile in east waters on Friday after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) missile launch provocation.
- India, South Korea to Jointly Build Five Warships in Next Five Years Sputnik 15 Sep 2017 -- South Korea's willingness to transfer technology to India has made it one of India's most favored defense partners, bagging mega projects including joint production of warships and artillery guns.
- S. Korea considering 8-mln-USD aid to DPRK via int'l organizations: media People's Daily 14 Sep 2017 -- South Korea was considering eight million U.S. dollars of humanitarian aid to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) through international organizations, local media reports said Thursday.
- Seoul Seeks to Provide $8 Mln in Humanitarian Aid to Pyongyang Despite Tensions Sputnik 14 Sep 2017 -- According to the Yonhap news agency, the South Korean government plans to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea despite existing tensions.
- South Korea plans to deploy 'Maritime THAAD' People's Daily 13 Sep 2017 -- South Korea plans to introduce Standard Missile 3 (SM-3), a ship-based missile system known as "Maritime THAAD" used by the U.S. Navy, the South Korean army claimed on Sept. 12, haiwainet.cn reported.
- Seoul Conducts Live-Fire Drills to Practice Bombing Key Pyongyang Facilities Sputnik 13 Sep 2017 -- South Korea conducts drills involving German Taurus KEPD 350 and F-15K Slam Eagle fighter jets to practice precision bombing of North Korean key facilities.
- S Korea links detected xenon to North's nuclear test Press TV 13 Sep 2017 -- South Korea has confirmed that the traces of radioactive xenon gas it recently detected were from a North Korean nuclear test earlier in the month.
- South Korea Supports Tough Sanctions Against North but Not Tactical Nukes VOA 11 Sep 2017 -- Frustrated by North Korea's continued provocations and perhaps prodded by criticisms from U.S. President Donald Trump, the South Korean government has shifted away from engagement oriented policies to more strongly align with U.S.-led efforts to pressure the Kim Jong Un government into denuclearization talks.
- S.Korean president mulls giving message to people over THAAD deployment People's Daily 08 Sep 2017 -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in was mulling giving a message to people over the deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, according to local media reports.
- S Korea Finds Xenon-133 Isotopes in Air After Pyongyang's Nuclear Test Sputnik 08 Sep 2017 -- According to reports, South Korean Nuclear Safety and Security Commission experts detected xenon radionuclides in air samples collected in the country after North Korea's nuclear test.
- DPRK warns U.S., Japan, South Korea against seeking additional sanctions People's Daily 08 Sep 2017 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday warned the United States, Japan and South Korea against seeking additional UN sanctions for its nuclear and missile programs.
- Remaining THAAD elements transported to deployment site in South Korea People's Daily 07 Sep 2017 -- The remaining elements of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile interception system were transported Thursday morning to the site in southeast South Korea.
- Police clash with protesters in South Korea as more THAAD launchers arrive Press TV 07 Sep 2017 -- South Korean police have clashed with hundreds of demonstrators rallying against the deployment of more rocket launchers from a US missile system to their country.
- Japan, South Korea Urge Russia To Support Tougher Sanctions On North RFE/RL 07 Sep 2017 -- The leaders of Japan and South Korea called for stronger sanctions against North Korea on visits to Russia's Vladivostok despite Russian President Vladimir Putin's warning against "pushing North Korea into a corner."
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