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October 2021 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- Secretary of State Blinken's Meeting with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong US Dept. of State 31 Oct 2021
- The United States and the Republic of Korea Hold a High-Level Disarmament and Nonproliferation Consultation US Dept. of State 27 Oct 2021 -- Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie Jenkins and ROK Deputy Foreign Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs Ham Sang-wook held a High-Level Bilateral Disarmament and Nonproliferation Consultation in Washington D.C. on October 26.
- South Korea Reaches 70% Full Vaccination Goal, Reports Say Sputnik 23 Oct 2021 -- South Korea's Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announced on Saturday that the country's authorities have fully vaccinated 70% of the population, media reported.
- US Special Envoy Arrives in Seoul to Reopen Nuclear Talks With Pyongyang VOA 23 Oct 2021 -- U.S. special envoy for North Korea Sung Kim arrived Saturday in South Korea to reopen stalled denuclearization talks with the North.
- South Korea's launch of first space rocket fails Press TV 21 Oct 2021 -- President Moon Jae-in has stressed that his administration would press ahead with space projects after South Korea's first domestically built rocket failed to fully place a dummy satellite into orbit.
- South Korea's Space Rocket Nuri Fails to Place Dummy Satellite Into Orbit Sputnik 21 Oct 2021 -- South Korea's first domestically developed space rocket Nuri (KSLV-II) has failed to place a dummy satellite into orbit, President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday after studying a report on its flight.
- South Korea Launches First Domestically Built Rocket VOA 21 Oct 2021 -- South Korea's space agency launched its first domestically built rocket into space Thursday but failed to put its 1.5-ton dummy payload into orbit.
- South Koreans Shrug as North Korea Launches More Missiles VOA 21 Oct 2021 -- North Korea has conducted eight missile launches this year alone â€” the latest was this week's test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile. But in South Korea, which arguably has the most to lose from a conflict with the North, people aren't overly concerned.
- Special Representative for the DPRK Kim's Trilateral Meeting with Republic of Korea Special Representative Noh and Japanese Director General Funakoshi in Washington, D.C. US Dept. of State 19 Oct 2021 -- Today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Special Representative for the DPRK Sung Kim participated in a trilateral meeting with Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Funakoshi Takehiro and ROK Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Noh Kyu-duk to discuss U.S.-ROK-Japan cooperation on the DPRK.
- Germany vs South Korea: Norway Picks Partner for Major Tank Procurement Sputnik 13 Oct 2021 -- Norway's current fleet of 52 Leopard 2A4NLs dates back to the 80s is approaching the end of its service life and has exhausted all potential for upgrade. However, the new tanks will only arrive in 2025 at the earliest.
- Only way South Korea can repair image is to return funds: Iran Press TV 13 Oct 2021 -- Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani says that the only way South Korea can repair its tainted image in Iran is by quickly returning billion of dollars in funds frozen in the country because of US pressure.
- Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan's Meeting with ROK National Security Advisory Suh Hoon The White House 12 Oct 2021
- North, South Korea talk on hotline after Pyongyang's missile tests Press TV 04 Oct 2021 -- North and South Korea have restored their direct communication lines in a show of readiness to resume inter-Korean talks after Pyongyang conducted a series of missile tests in the span of a few weeks.
- Iran to let Central Bank sue S Korea if it fails to act on frozen funds, Amir-Abdollahian warns Press TV 03 Oct 2021 -- Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has warned that Tehran will not stop the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) from filing a lawsuit against South Korea over the freezing of Iranian assets in its banks under US pressure if Seoul fails to take practical strides to unblock the funds.
- Readout of Japan, Republic of Korea and U.S. Defense Trilateral Call DoD 01 Oct 2021
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