U.S. may send more strategic weapons to Korean peninsula

14:00, 11 January 2016
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The United States and its ally South Korea were discussing on Monday sending more strategic U.S. weapons to the Korean peninsula, a day after a U.S. B-52 bomber flew over South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test last week, according to Reuters.

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"The United States and South Korea are continuously and closely having discussions on additional deployment of strategic assets," Kim Min-seok, a South Korean defense ministry spokesman, said, Reuters wrote.

South Korean media said the United States may send to South Korea B-2 bombers, nuclear-powered submarines and F-22 stealth fighter jets.

South Korea also said it would restrict access to the jointly run Kaesong industrial complex just north of the heavily militarized inter-Korean border to the "minimum necessary level" from Tuesday.

As reported earlier, North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb last Wednesday, its fourth nuclear test since 2006, angering China, the North's main ally, and the United States, which said it doubted the device was a hydrogen bomb.

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