US lets S. Korea raise missile range to cover North
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea announced a deal with the United States on Sunday to almost triple the range of its missile systems to cover the whole of North Korea - a move likely to infuriate Pyongyang.
The agreement will allow the South to deploy missiles with a range of 800km, up from the current limit of 300km, National Security Advisor Chun Yung-Woo told reporters.
"The biggest purpose of the revision is curbing military provocations by North Korea," Mr Chun said.
The extension will not only bring the whole of North Korea within reach of Seoul's rockets, but also parts of China and Japan.