CBRN Assessment

South Korea pushing to revise missile guidelines, says report

24 July 2017

The government in Seoul is pushing to revise the missile guidelines developed with Washington to double the maximum weight of warheads mounted on South Korean ballistic missiles from the current 500 kg, the Yonhap news agency reported on 24 July citing unnamed sources.

The South Korean government proposed the revision in line with the US-South Korean summit that took place in June, and is known to be planning to begin talks regarding the issue during the annual Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) and the Korea-US Integrated Defense Dialogue later this year, the sources were quoted by the media outlet as saying.

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