Following two delayed publication dates, the UK has finally released its National Space Strategy.
Washington cancels Seoul’s missile limits
South Korea and the US have torn up their bilateral agreement that has limited the range of Seoul’s ballistic missiles since an accord was first signed in 1979.
The announcement came on 21 May, after Presidents Joe Biden and Moon Jae-in met in the White House. The current Revised Missile Guidelines document limits South Korean ballistic missiles to a range of 800km, but Seoul will now be free to deploy missiles of any range.
‘I’m pleased to announce the end of the missile guidelines,' Moon commented.
'This is a symbolic and substantive measure to demonstrate the solidity of the ROK-US alliance …
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