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May 2021 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- What Is Aim of Termination of "Missile Guidelines" KCNA 31 May 2021 -- Kim Myong Chol, an international affairs critic, issued the following article titled "What is the aim of the termination of 'missile guidelines'":
- North Korea slams termination of US pact curbing South Korea's missile range Press TV 31 May 2021 -- North Korea has denounced the termination of a pact between Washington and Seoul that limited South Korea's ballistic missile program, describing the move as both an "aggression" and "shameful double-dealing."
- DPRK Slams Lifting of South Korean Missile Caps as Example of US' 'Shameful Double-Dealing' - Report Sputnik 31 May 2021 -- During their May 21 meeting in Washington, DC, South Korean President Moon Jae In and US President Joe Biden agreed to lift the guidance on Seoul's use of missiles, which implied restrictions on the development and use of missiles with a range of more than 800 kilometers.
- More COVID Jabs to Be Distributed Globally in Coming Weeks VOA 30 May 2021 -- South Korean officials announced Sunday that a million doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines would arrive in the country this week from the United States, doubling its earlier pledge.
- Biden, Moon voice willingness to engage with DPRK People's Daily 22 May 2021 -- U.S. President Joe Biden and visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday expressed a shared willingness to engage with Pyongyang, reaffirming the goal to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
- U.S., South Korea reaffirm commitment to stability in Taiwan Strait CNA 22 May 2021 -- U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korea President Moon Jae-in reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait during their first in-person summit in Washington on Friday.
- U.S.-ROK Leaders' Joint Statement The White House 21 May 2021
- Remarks by President Biden and H.E. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea at Press Conference The White House 21 May 2021
- Remarks by President Biden and President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea Before Bilateral Meeting The White House 21 May 2021
- Biden, Moon Announce US-South Korea Vaccine Partnership VOA 21 May 2021 -- President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced at a White House meeting Friday a U.S.-South Korea vaccine partnership to expand the manufacture of vaccines and scale up global vaccine supplies.
- North Korea to Top Agenda as Biden Meets with South Korean President at White House VOA 21 May 2021 -- U.S. President Joe Biden is due to meet Friday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Moon is only the second world leader Biden has hosted since taking office in January. The visit may be Moon's final trip to the United States as head of state and the last chance to fulfill campaign pledges before his term ends.
- US May Lift Limit on Range of S. Korean Missiles During Biden-Moon Meeting, Reports Suggest Sputnik 21 May 2021 -- US President Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, might agree to abolish a 2012 guideline that limits the range of Seoul's missiles to 800 kilometres (450 miles) during a meeting on Friday, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unnamed South Korean delegation member.
- US, South Korea Vow 'Pragmatic Steps' to Reduce Tensions, Denuclearize North Korea Radio Free Asia 21 May 2021 -- U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday said they would pursue diplomacy with North Korea to try to reduce tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs.
- South Korean President to Meet Biden at White House Friday VOA 20 May 2021 -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in will be the second world leader to meet face-to-face with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday. The visit may be his final visit to the United States as head of state and and last chance to fulfill campaign pledges before his term ends.
- Background Press Call by A Senior Administration Official on the Official Working Visit of the Republic of Korea The White House 20 May 2021
- General Says U.S.-South Korea Alliance 'Ironclad' DoD News 18 May 2021 -- The South Korea-U.S. alliance remains the cornerstone of stability and security in Northeast Asia. That partnership continues to grow through economic cooperation, mitigating threats to regional stability and fulfilling commitments to allies and partners in the region, the general nominated to lead the United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea said.
- South Korea's Moon to promote North Korea diplomacy at summit with US's Biden Press TV 18 May 2021 -- Two days ahead of a summit with US President Joe Biden, South Korean President Moon Jae-in seeks to use the opportunity of his visit to Washington to revive long-stalled talks with North Korea and urge the White House to take the issue more seriously.
- Republic of Korea: COVID-19 new cases in 600s for 2nd day SPA 16 May 2021 -- The Republic of Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed in the 600s for the second consecutive day on Sunday, Yonhap reported.
- Republic of Korea: COVID-19 new cases fall below 700 SPA 15 May 2021 -- The Republic of Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell below 700 on Saturday, Yonhap reported.
- Joint Press Statement for the 19th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue DoD 13 May 2021 -- The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense (MND) held the 19th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD) May 12-13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
- S. Korea Reports 511 New COVID-19 Cases SPA 11 May 2021 -- The Republic of South Korea reported 511 new cases of the novel of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 4 deaths during the past 24 hours.
- S. Korean president says to find way for restored inter-Korean, DPRK-U.S. talks People's Daily 10 May 2021 -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that his government will seek to find a way during the remainder of his presidency for restored talks between South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and between the DPRK and the United States.
- South Korea's Moon sets final-year goal of 'irreversible peace' with North Press TV 10 May 2021 -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said he plans to use his final year in office to achieve enduring peace on the Korean Peninsula amid stalled talks over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.
- S. Korean President Pledges to Restore Dialogue with N. Korea VOA 10 May 2021 -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in is vowing to spend his final year in office trying to finally bring a lasting peace on the Korean peninsula.
- Secretary Blinken's Meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi and Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Chung US Dept. of State 05 May 2021
- Activists Vow to Defy South Korean Ban on Sending Anti-North Leaflets Despite Legal Threat Radio Free Asia 04 May 2021 -- Activists in Seoul vowed on Tuesday to keep sending anti-North Korean leaflets by balloon into the North's territory, shrugging off a South Korean investigation into a balloon launch last week in defiance of a law banning the practice, which Pyongyang called an act of "dirty human scum."
- G-7 Foreign Ministers Meet in London as Russia, China Top Agenda VOA 04 May 2021 -- Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7) industrialized nations are meeting in London this week, with climate change, Russia and China among the challenges topping the agenda. It is the first face-to-face G-7 meeting in two years, after the coronavirus pandemic forced the Pittsburgh 2020 foreign ministers' meeting to be held via video link.
- S.Korea reports 488 more COVID-19 cases, 123,728 in total People's Daily 03 May 2021 -- South Korea reported 488 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 123,728.
- Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Chung Eui-Yong Before Their Meeting US Dept. of State 03 May 2021
- Secretary Blinken's Meeting with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Chung US Dept. of State 03 May 2021
- S. Korea Records 606 New Covid 19 Cases SPA 02 May 2021 -- South Korea recorded 606 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with two deaths.
- S. Korea Records New Virus Cases Above 600 for 3rd Day SPA 02 May 2021 -- South Korea's daily new virus cases remained in the 600s for the third straight day Saturday as sporadic cluster infections were reported across the nation amid concerns of another wave of infections, Yonhap reported.
- S. Korea Records 600s New Covid-19 Cases for 2nd Day SPA 01 May 2021 -- South Korea's daily new virus cases remained in the 600s for the second day Friday as the country extended its social distancing measures against the coronavirus amid concerns of another wave of the pandemic, Yonhap reported.
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