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US, South Korea finalise deal to remove payload limit for South Korean missiles

09 November 2017

US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, announced on 7 November that they finalised a deal to scrap the warhead weight limit for South Korean missiles stipulated in US-South Korean guidelines.

The agreement, which is aimed at enhancing South Korea’s self-defence capabilities, was sealed on 7 November during a summit between the two leaders at the South Korean presidential office (Cheong Wa Dae).

The two leaders also agreed to expand the rotational deployment of US strategic assets in and around the Korean Peninsula.

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