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South Korea's Moon Jae-in ups defence spending, urges North Korea to talk

South Korea's Moon Jae-in ups defence spending, urges North Korea to talk

22.10.2019

South Korea 's Moon Jae-in ups defence spending, urges North Korea to talk

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea 's President Moon Jae-in said Seoul would increase military spending and urged the North to return to dialogue in a budget speech Tuesday (Oct 22) that could infuriate Pyongyang with nuclear talks gridlocked.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

It is a far cry from the cross-border warmth of last year, when Mr Moon seized on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to broker the North-South discussion process and held three summits himself with Kim.

The announcement came after North Korea this month tested what it said was a submarine-launched ballistic missile that marked a"new phase" in its capabilities - the most provocative in a series of weapons tests it resumed after an 18-month hiatus.

It has also said it has nothing more to talk about with Seoul, and condemned joint South Korea-US drills and the deployment of F-35A fighter jets in the South as rehearsals for invasion and violations of Seoul-Pyongyang agreements.

Read more: The Straits Times

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