Tuesday, July 7, 2009

South Korea Missle Development

North Korean missile launch is provocative: US

The Hindu — Condemning the missile launch by North Korea on July 4, the US has said it is a provocative action.
"These launches are provocative, but they are nothing new," the State Department spokesman, Ian Kelly, said at his daily press briefing at its Foggy Bottom headquarters.
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China hopes relevant sides of Korean nuke issue remain calm, restraint

Xinhua — China hopes that relevant parties of Korean nuclear issue stay calm and restraint, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said here Sunday.
When asked to comment on the reports that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had fired several ballistic missiles on Saturday, Qin said the Chinese side noticed such a matter, and hopes that related parties should stay calm and restraint and work together to maintain regional peace and stability.
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US set for talks on boosting SKorean missile range

Associated Press — The United States is open to talks on the possibility of South Korea developing ballistic missiles capable of striking all of North Korea, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said Tuesday.
A senior general at the U.S. command in Seoul told aides to South Korean lawmakers last week the allies can discuss the revision of a 2001 accord barring the South from developing missiles with a range of more than 186 miles (300 kilometers), the ministry official said.
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