South Korea to buy US weapons worth “billions of dollars”

Vastavam web:  South Korea has agreed to buy US weapons worth “billions of dollars” to guard against threats from nuclear-armed North Korea, US President Donald Trump said today.After a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-In, Trump also said the US — the South’s key security guarantor — had agreed to remove a warhead weight limit on Seoul’s ballistic missiles.”South Korea will be ordering billions of dollars of that equipment, which for them makes a lot of sense and for us it means jobs, reducing our trade deficit with South Korea,” he said.
Moon confirmed the planned purchases which he described as “essential”, saying Seoul had agreed to begin talks to buy US strategic assets to enhance Korea’s defence capabilities.Under the existing missile pact between the US and the South, Seoul has only been allowed to develop warheads as heavy as 500 kilograms for its ballistic missiles.The allies had agreed in principle to do so in September following the North’s latest nuclear test, by far its most powerful to date.Moon, noting “ever-growing threats” from the North’s missiles and nuclear weapons, said Tuesday the two allies had reached a “final agreement” to remove the restriction.