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US, South Korea agree to revise missile treaty in face of North Korean threats

SEOUL: US President Donald Trump agreed with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to revise a joint treaty capping the development of the South’s ballistic missiles, Moon’s office said on Saturday, amid a standoff over North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests. Trump also gave “conceptual” approval to the purchase by the South of billions of dollars of US military hardware, the White House said. The South wants to raise the missile cap to boost its defenses against the reclusive North, which is pursuing missile and nuclear…