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South Korea seeks U.S. weapons after North's nuclear test

Thursday, January 07, 2016 - 01:04

South Korean military officials say they are in talks with the U.S. to deploy weapons to the region after North Korea's latest test of a nuclear device. Julie Noce reports.

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South Korean demonstrators burn an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Seoul on Thursday. They gathered to protest the North's testing of an apparent hydrogen nuclear device a day earlier. The announcement of the test came as a surprise...but weapons experts are doubtful that the device was as strong and advanced as the North claimed it was. South Korean military officials said Thursday they're in talks with the U.S. to deploy strategic weapons on the Korean peninsula. The U.S. is also in talks with Japan. Prime Minster Shinzo Abe said he and US President Barack Obama agreed that the testing was unacceptable and needed to be dealt with in a firm manner. The last time the North conducted a nuclear test in 2013 the U.S. sent a pair of nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers on test flight over South Korea, to which the North responded by threatening a nuclear strike on the U.S. For now, the South is poised to resume its use of a loudspeaker to broadcast propaganda towards North Korea.

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South Korea seeks U.S. weapons after North's nuclear test

Thursday, January 07, 2016 - 01:04