Trump, Moon agree to increase Seoul's missile capabilities over South Korean threats


The United States has agreed to help South Korea build up its missile capabilities in the face of what the two countries describe as threats posed by North Korea.

The agreement was made in a telephone call between US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Friday.

“The two leaders noted the need to strengthen the Republic of Korea’s defense capabilities to counter provocations and threats from North Korea, and reached an agreement in principle to revise the ‘missile guideline’ to the extent hoped by the South Korean side,” Yonhap quoted Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Park Soo-hyun as saying.

Hyun said that Trump and Moon also underlined the importance of pressurizing Pyongyang to come to the dialogue table.

“President Moon and President Trump reaffirmed their view that it was important to have North Korea come out to the dialogue table to peacefully resolve the North Korean nuclear issue by applying maximum sanctions…

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