Trump offers to sell Japan, S. Korea more 'sophisticated military equipment'

Trump offers to sell Japan, S. Korea more 'sophisticated military equipment'
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President Trump said Tuesday he is letting South Korea and Japan buy an “increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment,” an announcement that comes two days after North Korea said it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.

“I am allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States,” Trump wrote on Twitter. 

 

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Pyongyang said Sunday that it tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb that can be placed on an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The self-declared test was met with international condemnation and has increased calls for additional penalties against the rogue nation.

Trump in a Monday call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to lift limits on South Korea's missile payload capabilities.

North Korea in July conducted two other intercontinental ballistic missile tests and has conducted numerous missile tests throughout this year.

Early last week, North Korea launched a missile that flew over northern Japan.

Trump spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday following North Korea's hydrogen bomb claims.