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S Korea Mulling Acquisition of US Nuclear Submarines, Spy Satellites - Reports

Sputnik News

19:56 07.11.2017(updated 19:57 07.11.2017)

It seems that the US president's tour to Asia-Pacific is going to result in a number of deals on arms supplies in the wake of escalated tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

TOKYO (Sputnik) – Trump's visit to South Korea and his meeting with President Moon Jae-in has focused on the conflict with Pyongyang, touching upon a possible acquisition of US weapons by Seoul, according to Yonhap news agency reported, citing a source in the South Korean president's administration.

The list of weapons reportedly included US nuclear-powered submarines and spy satellites, with the parties being at the early stages of discussion.

According to Yonhap, Seoul should count on a technology transfer or a different form of cooperation since the United States has never delivered spy satellites or nuclear-powered submarines to other countries.

Trump is currently on his trip to Asia focused primarily on the settlement of the North Korean crisis, which began in Japan on Sunday, with the US president also discussing the US arms supplies to the country during his meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Apart from the latest Trump's trip to South Korea, which has prompted already protests, the tour will also include visits to China and Vietnam, where the US president is set to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, finishing his journey in the Philippines on November 12-14.


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