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US warns Moscow of concern at cruise missile test

The United States has raised concerns with Moscow over a reported Russian test of a cruise missile, and is evaluating whether it breaks a 1987 treaty, a US official said Thursday. Washington has raised "the possibility of... a violation," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, amid reports that Russia had tested a new ground-launched cruise missile. jkb/dc

S.Korea to buy European missiles

South Korea will buy European bunker-busting missiles as the United States refused to sell the same kind of weapons to the country, the state procurement agency said Wednesday. At a meeting presided over by Defence Minister Kim Kwan-Jin, the Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) approved a plan to purchase air-to-ground missiles with a 500-kilometre (312.5 mile) range from the German-Swedish joint venture Taurus System.

Russia's missile shipment will embolden Syria

Russia's shipment of anti-ship missiles to Syria will "embolden" the regime and fuel the country's civil war, the US military's top officer said Friday. General Martin Dempsey's comments were the first official confirmation from the US government that Moscow had sent advanced "ship-killer" cruise missiles to President Bashar al-Assad's regime. "It is at the very least an unfortunate decision that will embolden the regime and prolong the suffering," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a news conference when asked about the reported shipment of missiles.

Taiwan develops medium-range missile: report

Taiwan has developed its first medium-range guided missile that could be used against former rival China, according to a former defence minister in a new book cited by a media report Saturday. Michael Tsai, a politician turned defence minister in the former government of the China-sceptic Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), revealed in his book due to be published on Sunday that the military successfully developed the missile back in 2008, the Liberty Times said.

South Korea flexes missile power after North test

Two days after North Korea's nuclear test, South Korea touted Thursday the deployment of a new cruise missile capable of hitting targets in the North "anywhere, anytime". The defence ministry called in reporters for a special video presentation of the recently deployed missile being fired from a warship and a submarine. "With this missile, we could hit any facility, equipment or individual target in the North anywhere at anytime of our choosing," army Major General Ryu Young-Jeo told the briefing.
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