China renews protest against THAAD battery in S. KoreaAugust 7, 2017
The Korea Times:
The top diplomats of South Korea and the United States agreed to start early negotiations on revising a bilateral missile guidelines agreement to better cope with North Korea’s missile threats, an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Sunday.
The agreement comes after Washington accepted Seoul’s call in late July to rewrite the guidelines to extend the maximum allowable payload of a ballistic missile with an 800 kilometers range from 500 kilograms to 1 ton.
“There was a consensus about launching negotiations in a prompt manner while speeding up working-level discussions to hold Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group talks regularly,” the official told reporters after the meeting between Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Manila, the Philippines.