President Donald Trump says he has given the go-ahead for Japan and South Korea to buy a ‘substantially increased amount’ of sophisticated military equipment from the United States.
‘I am allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States,’ Trump tweeted on Monday.
The move comes amid high tensions over North Korea’s latest nuclear test. The U.S. is weighing a number of military, economic and diplomatic responses.
The White House said that in a phone call with South Korean’s president on Monday, Trump gave approval ‘in principle’ to lifting previous restrictions on South Korean missile payloads.
President Donald Trump seems to be preparing for war and he’s just announced the sale of a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment to United States allies, Japan and South Korea.
The administration is also approving ‘many billions’ in weapons sales to South Korea.
South Korea is considering moving US ‘tactical nuclear bombs’ back on to its territory after Kim Jong-un’s hydrogen bomb test, it has emerged.
North Korea staged its sixth nuclear test on Sunday, estimated to be up to ten times more powerful than the device dropped on Hiroshima.
Seoul has been ramping up its defenses in response, with some officials even considering asking the United States to bring back tactical nuclear weapons – a generation after their removal from the Korean Peninsula.
South Korea also said it was talking to Washington about deploying aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula.
It comes as one of Kim Jong-un’s top diplomats said on Tuesday it was ready to send ‘more gift packages’ to the United States – a reference to its nuclear test.
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2017
I am allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States
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