Trump: Japan, S. Korea can buy more ‘sophisticated military equipment’

The Hill
Sept 5, 2017

President Trump said Tuesday he is letting South Korea and Japan buy an “increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment,” an announcement that comes two days after North Korea said it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.

“I am allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Pyongyang said Sunday that it tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb that can be placed on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

The self-declared test was met with international condemnation and has increased calls for additional penalties against the rogue nation.

Trump in a Monday call with South Korean President Moon Jae Inagreed to lift limits on South Korea’s missile payload capabilities.

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This article was posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 8:04 am

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