South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House on May 21. Photo: Reuters
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House on May 21. Photo: Reuters
South Korea

US-South Korea missile agreement draws Seoul deeper into Washington-Beijing rivalry, analysts say

  • The US has removed caps on ranges and payloads for South Korean missiles, allowing its ally to develop armaments that can reach beyond the Korean peninsula
  • The restrictions were intended to avoid angering China and Russia, but an increasingly assertive Beijing has put those concerns on the back burner, an analyst says

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House on May 21. Photo: Reuters
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House on May 21. Photo: Reuters
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