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November 2018 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- South Korea train enters North for first time in a decade Press TV 30 Nov 2018 -- A South Korean train has crossed into the North to officially launch a historic joint project to reconnect railroad tracks between the two nations.
- Koreas Survey Railway Tracks Cut Since the Korean War VOA 30 Nov 2018 -- A South Korean train entered to North Korea on Friday as the two countries began inspecting northern railways tracks they hope to relink with the south.
- S. Korea successfully test-launched locally developed rocket ARIRANG 29 Nov 2018 -- According to the Ministry of Science and ICT and Korea Aerospace Research Institute, the engine fully-combusted for one-hundred-fifty-one seconds, eleven seconds longer than what the team considers a successful run.
- South Korea to Buy Updated Missile Defense Radar Systems from Israel Sputnik 27 Nov 2018 -- South Korea is pressing ahead with plans to buy two Israeli early warning radar systems, announcing on Tuesday it would buy the updated Green Pine radars for $292 million.
- UN grants South Korea sanctions exemption for inter-Korea rail survey Press TV 24 Nov 2018 -- The United Nations Security Council has granted sanctions exemptions to South Korea for a joint survey with the North for the construction of inter-Korean railways.
- Such a Deal: South Korean Companies Probed for Ripping Off US Military Sputnik 23 Nov 2018 -- A nation with a war budget greater than that of the next seven countries combined, the US is unsurprisingly being ripped off by foreign contractors, and now the Justice Department is cracking down.
- 'US, South Korea to reduce scope of joint drill next year' Press TV 22 Nov 2018 -- The United States says its annual joint field military training exercise with South Korea, called Foal Eagle, will be "reduced in scope" next year, arguing that the decision is made in an attempt not to harm diplomacy with North Korea.
- US, South Korea 2019 Foal Eagle Exercises Scaled Back For 'Diplomacy' - Mattis Sputnik 21 Nov 2018 -- Washington and Seoul will be scaling back the joint Foal Eagle military exercises scheduled for the spring of 2019 in order to avoid disrupting ongoing denuclearization talks with Pyongyang, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced Wednesday.
- US, South Korea to Scale Back 2019 Military Exercises VOA 21 Nov 2018 -- The U.S. said Wednesday it will scale back military exercises with South Korea next year, so the war games are not a hindrance to diplomacy over ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
- Interpol Elects South Korean As President, Passing Over Russian Candidate RFE/RL 21 Nov 2018 -- Interpol has elected a South Korean as its president, defeating a Russian candidate who was strongly opposed by the United States, Britain, and other European states.
- Interpol Elects South Korea's Kim Jong Yang as President VOA 21 Nov 2018 -- Interpol's general assembly voted Wednesday to make South Korea's Kim Jong Yang its new president.
- Seoul, Pyongyang to Connect Roads in DMZ - Reports Sputnik 21 Nov 2018 -- US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun and South Korea Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon conducted a working group meeting to strengthen efforts on denuclearization, the US Department of State said in a press release on Tuesday.
- Asians resume oil imports as Iran vows US cannot stop its sales Press TV 20 Nov 2018 -- Japan and South Korea will resume imports of Iranian crude oil as of next month or so after halting shipments ahead of new US sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
- North Korea Eliminates 10 Observation Posts in Demilitarised Zone - Seoul Sputnik 20 Nov 2018 -- North Korea has destroyed 10 observation posts in the demilitarised zone bordering the South in compliance with an agreement reached between Seoul and Pyongyang in September, the South Korean Defence Ministry said in a statement.
- Three South Korean Companies Agree to Plead Guilty and to Enter Into Civil Settlements for Rigging Bids on United States Department of Defense Fuel Supply Contracts US Dept. of Justice 14 Nov 2018 -- South Korea-based companies SK Energy Co. Ltd., GS Caltex Corporation, and Hanjin Transportation Co. Ltd. have agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay a total of approximately $82 million in criminal fines for their involvement in a decade-long bid-rigging conspiracy that targeted contracts to supply fuel to United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force bases in South Korea, the Department of Justice announced.
- South Korea rejects report on North's 'undeclared missile sites' Press TV 13 Nov 2018 -- South Korea has dismissed a new report by a United States-based think tank that accused North Korea of being engaged in "deception" based on purported commercial satellite images that it said showed a number of "undeclared missile operating bases" inside the country.
- South Korea, Iran to trade in local currencies Press TV 08 Nov 2018 -- South Korea says it has reached a deal with Iran to use local currencies in mutual trade between the two countries instead of the US dollar.
- Iran, South Korea Agree to Cross-Currency Trade, Ditching Dollar - Reports Sputnik 07 Nov 2018 -- As the United States continues to slap Iran with sanctions, Washington allowed several countries, including South Korea, to purchase certain limited amount of Iranian oil without fear of reprisal.
- S Korean Military Endorses Plan to Procure US PAC-3 MSE Interceptors - Reports Sputnik 07 Nov 2018 -- The South Korean military approved Wednesday a plan to purchase dozens of US Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC)-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors in a bid to strengthen the country's defense capabilities, the Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.
- S.Korea, U.S. resume battalion-level joint marine drills in 6 months People's Daily 05 Nov 2018 -- Marine forces of South Korea and the United States on Monday resumed their battalion-level joint drills, which had been suspended for the past six months amid the peace efforts on the Korean Peninsula, according to local media reports citing the South Korean defense ministry.
- S. Korean Court Backs Conscientious Objectors to Military Servic VOA 01 Nov 2018 -- South Korea's top court ruled Thursday that South Korean men can legally reject their mandatory military service on conscientious or religious ground without punishment.
- South Korean president: North's Kim will visit Seoul 'soon' Press TV 01 Nov 2018 -- South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has announced that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will "soon" visit Seoul as part of diplomatic efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.
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