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July 2018 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- Seoul, Pyongyang Hold General-Level Military Talks - Reports Sputnik 31 Jul 2018 -- South Korea and North Korea held general-level military negotiations to discuss measures to ease tensions in border areas as part of an agreement reached at an inter-Korean summit in April, local media reported on Tuesday.
- South Korea scrambles warplane to intercept Chinese jets: Seoul Press TV 27 Jul 2018 -- South Korea says it scrambled warplanes to intercept a Chinese military aircraft which allegedly entered the South's air defense territory.
- U.S., South Korea Conclude 14th Integrated Defense Dialogue AFPS 26 Jul 2018 -- The South Korean defense ministry and the Defense Department have concluded the 14th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue in Seoul, defense officials announced today in a joint U.S.-South Korean statement.
- Department of the Army announces upcoming 3rd ABCT, 1st Armored Division deployment Army News 26 Jul 2018 -- The Department of the Army announced today the winter 2018 rotation to Korea of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.
- South Korea Considering Pulling Troops Away From DMZ 'On a Trial Basis' Sputnik 26 Jul 2018 -- The South Korean Defense Ministry announced Tuesday that it wants to test the waters for a "full-scale pullout" of its forces from the Demilitarized Zone separating it from North Korea by removing some guards and equipment "on a trial basis."
- South Korean Air Force F-35A pilot takes first flight AFNS 24 Jul 2018 -- The first South Korean Air Force F-35A pilot soared into history when he took to the skies July 20, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
- South Korea to reduce deployment along North's border Press TV 24 Jul 2018 -- The South Korean Defense Ministry has announced that it plans to provisionally reduce guard posts and equipment along the demilitarized zone separating North and South Koreas, amid a de-escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
- S. Korea Considers Withdrawing Some Forces from Demilitarized Zone VOA 24 Jul 2018 -- South Korea is considering withdrawing some forces from the demilitarized zone separating it from North Korea in the first step towards transforming the area into a "peace zone."
- Former Envoys See US-South Korea Alliance Surviving Denuclearization VOA 24 Jul 2018 -- Two former U.S. ambassadors to South Korea say they are confident that the security alliance between Washington and Seoul will remain in place and even grow stronger if North Korea fulfills its promises to end its nuclear programs and reduce tensions with the South.
- Ex-South Korean President Park Sentenced to 8 More Years in Jail Sputnik 20 Jul 2018 -- Earlier in April, the Seoul Central District Court has sentenced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to 24 years in prison.
- South Korea says North has shown 'clear commitment' to denuclearization Press TV 20 Jul 2018 -- South Korea's foreign minister says North Korea has shown a "clear commitment" to complete denuclearization amid attempts by the United States to pressure Pyongyang.
- S.Korea, DPRK completely restores military hotline in western region People's Daily 17 Jul 2018 -- South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) completely restored a military hotline in the western region, allowing the military authorities of the two sides to contact through phone call and fax, Seoul's defense ministry said Tuesday.
- South Korea scraps drill amid diplomacy with North Press TV 10 Jul 2018 -- South Korea says it is canceling an annual government mobilization drill this year as part of a suspended joint exercise with the United States but would hold a version of that drill later on its own.
- DPRK, U.S. need process of narrowing difference in initial denuke talks: S. Korean minister People's Daily 09 Jul 2018 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States would need the process of narrowing difference in initial negotiations for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, South Korea's unification minister said Monday.
- Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha at a Press Availability US Dept. of State 08 Jul 2018
- South Korea denies halt in Iran oil imports Press TV 08 Jul 2018 -- South Korea on Sunday rejected reports that it had stopped importing oil and condensate from Iran.
- Inter-Korean Basketball Games for Reunification Opens in Pyongyang KCNA 05 Jul 2018 -- North-south basketball games for reunification opened in Pyongyang.
- U.S. Forces Korea Opens New Headquarters AFPS 03 Jul 2018 -- U.S. Forces Korea and United Nations Command opened a new headquarters building here June 29.
- Movin' on Out? US Forces Korea Shifts Headquarters Further From DMZ Sputnik 03 Jul 2018 -- US Forces Korea (USFK) opened their new headquarters in South Korea's Pyeongtaek on Friday in an attempt to consolidate US troops south of the Demilitarized Zone, the US State Department revealed Tuesday.
- Saudi shortlists South Korea's KEPCO to bid for nuclear project Press TV 02 Jul 2018 -- South Korea's energy ministry says the state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) had been shortlisted to bid for Saudi Arabia's first nuclear power plants.
- S Korean Government Reaffirms Importance of Winning Saudi Nuclear Project Bid Sputnik 02 Jul 2018 -- South Korea's government recognizes the importance of winning Saudi Arabia's nuclear project tender and acknowledges that the competition will be tough, Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Paik Un-gyu said Monday.
- Two Koreas resume naval communications after a decade Press TV 01 Jul 2018 -- North and South Korea have reopened a bilateral naval communication channel, with vessels from the two countries now making radio contact for the first time in over a decade.
- South Korea, North Korea Resume Maritime Communication Hot Line Sputnik 01 Jul 2018 -- South Korea and North Korea resumed the maritime communication hot line in order to prevent possible incidents, local media reported on Sunday.
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